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.
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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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.
New platform at Cardiff Central station is officially opened as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan
A new platform at Cardiff Central station, designed to help ease congestion, has officially been opened today (Monday, 2 January).
A £7.5m upgrade scheme in Mid Wales improving rail safety will begin in the New Year. Eight rural level crossings in Talerddig, between Newtown and Machynlleth will close in 2017.
Essential upgrade work to improve the road surface over Pencoed level crossing will be taking place during the Christmas period as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ will be working day and night in Cardiff and across the Valleys this festive season to deliver Railway Upgrade Plan
Hundreds of Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ will be working day and night in Cardiff and across the Valleys over the festive period to deliver a bigger and better railway for passengers.
Work on the final phase of the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewals project will begin on Christmas Eve. The £300m renewal and enhancement scheme is the largest signalling project of its kind to be commissioned on the rail network and passengers are being advised to plan their journeys ahead over the Christmas and New Year period.
The first phase of work to upgrade Shrewsbury station has been completed as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, to deliver a bigger and better railway for passengers.
Festive revellers urged to take extra care on the rail network across Wales and the borders this Christmas
Christmas partygoers across Wales and the borders are being advised to take extra care this festive season after Network Rail revealed a 25% increase in alcohol related incidents across the UK rail network in December, compared to the beginning of the year¹.