Thursday 6 Jan 2005


Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western
Essential maintenance works will be taking place between Newport and Hereford for the next three consecutive weekends.  Train services will not be running along this line between 21:30 Saturday to 17:30 Sunday on 8-9 January, 15-16 January and 22–23 January. Peter Leppard, Network Rail’s Acting Western Route Director, said: “This crucial 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.” The work will include re-railing, removing ballast, changing concrete sleepers and installing new switches and crossings. Train operator Arriva Trains Wales will operate replacement bus services during the line closures between Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool & New Inn, Abergavenny and Hereford.  Passengers intending to travel on this route should seek advice before travelling (see Notes to Editors). Maintenance works will also be taking place between Pontypridd and Cardiff Queen Street on 9 January.  A bus replacement service will be operating during this line closure.

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