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Friday 26 May 2023

Working around the clock to replace the track between Rhoose and Bridgend

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Wales & Borders

Rail passengers have been urged to check before they travel from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June as track maintenance work, which will improve reliability, will take place in Llantwit Major and Boverton. 

Network Rail will be working continuously for eight days alongside contractors, Colas Rail, to remove and replace the track and ballast on a vital part of the Vale of Glamorgan line.  

The core work will start on Saturday 27 May and will finish at 12:00pm on Sunday 4 June. Further work is planned during the night when trains aren’t in service until the end of July. 

A rail replacement bus service will be replacing trains between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend from Saturday 27 May until 12:00 pm on Sunday 4 June. The same service will be in place on Sunday 11 June until 3:05 pm as Network Rail are working overnight on Saturday 10 June.   

Passengers will need to check before travelling at  

Mark Dix, Project Interface Manager at Network Rail Wales & Borders, said: “This is one of many sites across Wales and Borders that we are working to improve passenger services by replacing old track and replacing with brand new. 

“We would like to thank the local community in advance for bearing with us for work and disruption that it might cause.”  

Marie Daly, Chief Customer and Culture Officer at TfW, said: “This essential maintenance work will help improve the reliability of our services on this important passenger route to Cardiff Airport. 

“While this work is taking place we would encourage all customers to allow extra time for their journeys and to check for the latest up-to-date information on the TfW website or mobile app before travelling.” 

Notes to Editors

Date of shifts 

Time of shifts 

Friday 27 May – Sunday 4 June 2023  

10:45PM – 12:00PM (continuous)  

Saturday 10 June – Sunday 11 June 2023 

11:05pm – 3:05pm (continuous) 

Monday 10 July – Friday 14 July 2023 

11:45pm – 5:35am 

Monday 17 July – Friday 21 July 2023 

11:45pm – 5:35am 

Monday 24 July – Thursday 27 July 2023 

11:15pm – 5:15am 

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