Conwy Valley Line in North Wales expected to reopen on Saturday after flood damage: Picture from near Dolgarrog station on the Conwy Valley Line after river flooding washed away ballast on 9 April 2024-3

Wednesday 10 Apr 2024

Conwy Valley Line in North Wales expected to reopen on Saturday after flood damage

Region & Route:
Wales & Western
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders

The railway between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog on the Conwy Valley Line is expected to reopen on Saturday 13 April after emergency repairs to flood damage.

The line was closed on Tuesday afternoon (9 April) after river flooding washed away ballast (the stones that support the track) near Dolgarrog station.

Engineers from Network Rail will now work around the clock to ensure the railway can reopen safely.

They will install more than 200 tonnes of new ballast using road-rail vehicles, with the work expected to be completed in time for the start of train services on Saturday morning.

While the railway is closed, there will be changes to journeys for Transport for Wales passengers, with rail replacement buses operating between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, stopping at all stations: Glan Conwy, Tal-y-cafn, Dolgarrog, North Llanrwst, Llanrwst, Betws-y-coed, Pont-y-pant, Dolwyddelan, Roman Bridge and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The only exception is the 5.30am service each day, which will stop only at Tal-y-cafn, North Llanrwst, Llanrwst and Betws-y-coed.

Rachel Heath, Network Rail Wales and Borders operations director, said: “We’re sorry to passengers affected by the closure of the Conwy Valley Line.

“Our teams are on site and working to get the line opened as soon as possible. We advise passengers to check before they travel at” 

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