Tuesday 3 May 2005

CAMBRIAN LINE RE-OPENS

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western
The Cambrian line at Friog re-opened on Friday evening following its closure on 27 March when the sea defences were hit by severe weather. Peter Leppard, Network Rail’s Acting Route Director, said: “Not only has work been delayed by bad weather but this has led to the increase in the size of the cavity in the sea wall.  Despite this, our engineers have been working around the clock to re-open the line for rail passengers.” Works have included mass concrete infill of the breached hole.  Further work is needed to repair other fractures and the sea wall cladding will be replaced.  We are currently working on the designs for this. Cost of the work has been c.£350,000 to date.

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