Three lucky children took a festive train trip with Santa on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways on Sunday [10 December] after winning a rail safety poster competition organised by Network Rail’s local level crossing team.
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
Upgrade work is taking place in the New Year at Penhelig Railway Station in Aberdyfi.
Network Rail hosted its largest ever event at the National Assembly for Wales, celebrating the economic impact of the railway across Wales and Borders.
Network Rail has thanked north Wales residents and passengers for their patience after completing essential upgrade work in Rhyl.
Few people realise the key role Torfaen in South Wales plays in connecting people, businesses and communities across Great Britain.
The quick actions of a Wales and Borders railway worker prevented a distressed young man from taking his life at a railway station last month. He is now supporting a new campaign that encourages others to look out for fellow passengers.
The Conwy Valley line reopened to passengers today, Monday 13 November, after Network Rail engineers carried out extensive repairs following recent storm damage.
Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales thank passengers as railway reopens between Swansea and Carmarthen
Network Rail has thanked passengers for their patience following urgent repair work on the line between Swansea and Carmarthen.
Oversized lorries hit rail bridges every week in Wales and the borders causing misery for travellers
Thousands of rail passengers in Wales and the borders will suffer hours of delays and cancellations in the next month as 'bridge-strikes' - when a lorry that's too big hits a low bridge - reach their peak.
Network Rail is carrying out improvement work to the River Artro viaduct in Gwynedd as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan which will help accommodate growing passenger numbers.