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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

Splott road bridge reopens following reconstruction: Splott Road Reopened

Splott road bridge reopens following reconstruction

Monday 16 Jul 2018

Engineers have completed the reconstruction of Splott Road bridge in Cardiff, as work to modernise the South Wales Mainline continues.  The bridge, which connects Adamstown with Splott, was rebuilt in two phases to help maintain traffic flow and pedestrian access - minimising disruption to the local community.

Innovative tool teaches children level crossing safety: Over ninety Meole Brace Primary School took part in the rail safety event hosted by Network Rail employees, using the model level crossing for the first time

Innovative tool teaches children level crossing safety

Friday 6 Jul 2018

Network Rail’s Wales and Borders level crossing and maintenance teams have joined forces to build a model footpath crossing, helping them to deliver school safety sessions. The innovative teaching tool aims to provide young people with an enhanced understanding of how to use footpath crossings safely, by replicating the conditions of a working level crossing.

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