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.
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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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.
Bridge Street Road Bridge, an iconic bridge connecting Newport to its city centre has reopened to motorists today (from 12noon Thursday 1 December) following essential upgrade work.
New platform at Cardiff Central station will help to ease congestion as railway upgrade in South Wales continues
A new platform at Cardiff Central station designed to help ease congestion will be unveiled in the New Year-all part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Cardiff residents to learn more about temporary level crossing closures over the festive period as railway upgrade continues
Cardiff residents have been invited to a series of drop-in events to learn more about temporary level crossing closures planned over the festive season as work to deliver Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan continues.
Network Rail is advising passengers to plan their journeys as early as possible this Christmas. This is ahead of another huge programme of upgrade work with up to 200 projects being delivered across Britain over this holiday period.
Stunning new timelapse captures the extent of the upgrade work completed by Network Rail’s ‘orange army’ to prepare the Severn Tunnel for electrification.