Four level crossings will temporarily close this spring, while engineers work to deliver essential enhancements as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
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Network Rail Wales route operates and maintains 923 miles of track across Wales and the border counties of England. Over 1340 trains run per day connecting towns and cities as well as providing connectivity in more rural areas.
The railway in Wales has been a success story with passenger growth of close to 50% over the last 10 years. With rail travel expected to continue growing significantly over the next 30 years, the number of journeys to and from Cardiff Central station, for example, is forecast to grow from 13 million to 33 million by 2043. The recently published Wales Route Study sets 14 ‘choices for funders’ to help accommodate this rising demand, including plans for a major re-development of Cardiff Central.
Latest news for this region
Network Rail has completed essential work on the historic Cynghordy Viaduct in Llandovery, as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan.
Further investigation reveals the full extent of damage to the Conwy Valley line caused by Storm Doris
The Conwy Valley line will remain closed until further notice, following investigations which revealed the full extent of the damage caused by a tree falling on the line during Storm Doris last week.
Arriva Trains Wales and Network Rail thank passengers for their patience during Storm Doris yesterday - which caused widespread disruption to much of the rail network.
Network Rail has commenced work on a £50m North Wales Railway Upgrade Project, which includes the installation of a new signalling system on the North Wales Coast from Shotton to Colwyn Bay.
Splott Road Bridge in Cardiff to be upgraded as part of the electrification of the South Wales Mainline
Upgrading the railway to prepare for a new fleet of electric trains that will improve journeys for passengers is one step closer to completion today, as plans to replace Splott Road Bridge were announced.
Dovey Junction railway station will temporarily close from Saturday 4 to Wednesday 8 February as essential upgrade work to Afon Llyfnant rail bridge, on the approach to Dovey Junction railway station, is delivered as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Mardy Road Bridge in Cardiff to be upgraded as electrification of the South Wales Mainline continues
Mardy Road Bridge in Cardiff will close to road traffic from 18 March 2017 until autumn 2018, as essential work to upgrade the railway continues in preparation for a new fleet of electric trains.
TIMELAPSE: Triple bridge demolition work completed in Monmouthshire as preparation for railway electrification continues
Stunning new timelapse has captured the demolition of three Monmouthshire bridges as upgrade work to electrify the South Wales Mainline continues, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales have thanked passengers for their patience during a major railway upgrade in Cardiff and the Valleys delivered over the festive period.