Tuesday 23 Aug 2005

ENGINEERING WORKS BETWEEN GLOUCESTER & SEVERN TUNNEL

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Essential maintenance works will be taking place between Gloucester West and Severn Tunnel Junction over the August bank holiday weekend. The line will be closed throughout Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. Work to improve and relay the railway track at Portskewett, near Caldicot, will mean a change to rail services during this period. Mark Langman, Network Rail’s General Manager for Wales and the Marches, said: “This important engineering work is part of our commitment to provide a safe and reliable railway.  We will do our utmost to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.” Diversionary services will operate via Charfield and Severn Tunnel. Central Trains will operate a road replacement service between Chepstow and Cardiff Central. Passengers are advised to contact their local train operating company if they are planning to travel on this route during this period, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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