Passengers along the Cambrian Coast urged to check before travelling: The essential renewal work to the River Artro viaduct will ensure it remains safe and reliable long into the future

Friday 18 Oct 2019

Passengers along the Cambrian Coast urged to check before travelling

Region & Route:
Wales

Network Rail and Transport for Wales are urging passengers along the Cambrian Coast to check their journeys in advance throughout October and November as essential upgrade work takes place.

Phase two of works on the River Artro Viaduct are planned to take place from Friday 25 October to Monday 11 November. During this time, Network Rail will be undertaking essential maintenance work which includes replacing structural elements of the bridge.

 

A rail replacement bus service will be in operation from Barmouth to Pwllheli, stopping at all stations, between Saturday 26 October and Monday 11 November, inclusive.

 

Engineers are currently undertaking essential platform upgrade work at Llandanwg station which means that trains are not stopping there until Thursday 24 October.

 

Network Rail is working in partnership with Transport for Wales to put on rail replacement bus services throughout these periods and passengers are advised to check their journeys in advance via www.nationalrail.co.uk.

 

Bill Kelly, route managing director for Network Rail Wales and Borders said: “We are pleased to be investing in the Cambrian Line to improve the resilience and reliability of the railway for future generations to come.

 

“We would like to thank passengers and lineside neighbours for bearing with us as we carry out this essential upgrade work.”

 

Colin Lea, director of customer experience at Transport for Wales, said:  “Investing in our stations and other rail infrastructure is incredibly important for the long term success of our railway.

 

“We know this will have an impact on some customers along the Cambrian coast line and we will be working closely with our partners in Network Rail who are delivering these improvements to reduce that impact.

 

“I would urge all customers to check their journey details before they travel and I thank everyone for their patience.”

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