Julie James, Assembly Member for Swansea West, visited Pottery Street Subway in Swansea city centre to see first-hand how Network Rail is working with the HigherStreet International to transform the area into a safer and more pleasant environment.
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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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REMINDER: Passengers urged to check before travelling ahead of railway upgrade work over the August bank holiday weekend
Rail passengers are being urged to check before they travel ahead of essential modernisation work in Cardiff. The work forms part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for Wales to improve services for passengers.
Network Rail is looking for 11 new apprentices in Wales and the borders for its award-winning engineering apprenticeship scheme to start in March next year.
Montgomery’s Assembly Member, Russell George, joined Powys Councillors Diane Jones-Poston and Les George to see rail safety improvements in Talerddig, which are being carried out as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
REMINDER: Splott Road bridge in Cardiff closed from next weekend while Network Rail carries out upgrade work
Residents are reminded that Splott Road bridge will be closed from 13 August while Network Rail carries out modernisation work as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan to improve journeys for passengers.
Network Rail is reminding residents between Monmouthshire and Cardiff that modernisation work is taking place along the South Wales Mainline as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Rail passengers are being urged to check before they travel ahead of essential electrification work in Cardiff, which forms part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for Wales.
Network Rail has thanked residents and commuters for their patience after successful improvement work was carried out to Onibury level crossing between Leominster and Shrewsbury.
Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of the partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider rail industry are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.
Network Rail will be refurbishing Barry Island viaduct to ensure it remains safe and reliable for many years to come.