Passengers in North Wales are benefitting from a newly commissioned, state of the art signalling system between Shotton and Colwyn Bay which came in to use today (Monday 26 March), as part of £50m North Wales railway upgrade project.
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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.
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Green Lane road bridge reopened to motorists yesterday, Wednesday 21 March, as work continues to modernise the railway between London and Cardiff.
Passengers in North Wales urged to check before travelling as engineers work to bring new signalling system into use
The weekend of 24-25 March marks a milestone in the £50m North Wales railway upgrade project, when a state of the art signalling system between Shotton and Colwyn Bay will come into use for the first time.
Network Rail is seeking to recruit seven engineers of the future from Wales and Borders to join its hugely successful apprentice scheme from September this year.
Engineers have completed the demolition of Splott Road bridge as work to modernise the South Wales Mainline continues.
Network Rail in Wales and Borders has announced its five-year spending proposals to improve the railway at a local level, benefitting as many passengers as possible.
Network Rail is carrying out improvement work to the Cambrian Line, between Newtown and Aberystwyth, as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. The £7.25m project will see 6km of track renewed over a period of 8 weeks.
Passengers are being urged to check before they travel ahead of essential modernisation work between Cardiff and Newport this February.
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales thank passengers as railway reopens between Porth and Treherbert
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales have thanked passengers for their patience following urgent repair work on the line between Porth and Treherbert.
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales are advising passengers to check before travelling following extreme rainfall.