Saturday 22 Feb 2020

Saturday Extreme Weather Update: Abergavenny to Hereford Line Reopened

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

Network Rail has made additional progress in repairing the railway network across the Wales and Borders route following Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis and additional rainfall this week.

The Abergavenny to Hereford line reopened earlier this morning (Saturday), ahead of the Wales V France game. The only other lines affected is the line between Abercynon and Aberdare, with partial reopening due on Monday morning, and the Conwy Valley Line in north Wales. All other closed lines have now reopened.

As of this morning (Saturday 22 February), the affected lines include:

  • Aberdare Line: Closed. Due to reopen (Abercynon - Mountain Ash) 0500 (5am) Monday (Mountain Ash - Aberdare tbc)
  • Conwy Valley Line: Closed. More information next week

Reopened lines this week:

  • Abergavenny - Hereford Line: Reopened
  • Ebbw Vale Line: Reopened
  • Treherbert Line: Reopened
  • Heart of Wales Line: Reopened
  • Shrewsbury - Machynlleth (Cambrian Line): Reopened
  • Machynlleth - Aberystwyth (Cambrian Line): Reopened
  • Machynlleth – Pwllheli (Cambrian Line): Reopened
  • Heart of Wales Line: Reopened
  • Merthyr Line (Pontypridd – Merthyr): Reopened
  • Rhymney Line (Bargoed - Rhymney): Reopened

This information is subject to changes, so please check journey details before travel.

Chris Pearce, Network Rail’s head of operations delivery for Wales and Borders said:

“We’d like to thank passengers for their patience and understanding as we worked to reopen this line. I’d also like to thank the Network Rail teams who have been on site around the clock and in difficult weather conditions who have worked tirelessly in their efforts.”

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

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Steven Crane-Jenkins
Media Relations Manager
Network Rail (Wales and Borders)
07732 643228

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