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Author Topic: North - South rail line for Wales and others closed - flood damage 27.10.2019  (Read 2877 times)
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« on: October 28, 2019, 04:29:25 am »

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There are no direct trains between north and south Wales with the line out at Pontrilas, Herefordshire.

No trains will run between Hereford and Abergavenny due to several sections of track, ballast and embankment being eroded or washed away.

The line is expected to remain closed until Monday 4 November, according to Network Rail.

"We understand how disruptive the closure of the Marches line will be to passengers and we'll work as fast as we can to get it back up and running again," said a spokesperson.

Flooding has also led to line closures between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

Heart of Wales services are terminating at Llanwrtyd Wells and Llandrindod Wells coming from Swansea direction, and the Fishguard Harbour line has also been affected.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 06:10:12 am »

Eastern airways/Flybe have Monday to friday flights from Cardiff to Anglesey might be an option.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 07:55:44 pm »

Very poor information from TfW about services on the southern end of the line.  Until sometime today, their website made no mention of the fact that trains are still running between Newport and Abergavenny, only mentioning the timetable for the replacement bus service.

Right now, if I look on the NR journey planner it shows all services running to a normal timetable tomorrow, which of course contradicts information elsewhere that the line would be closed at least a week.  The reality is that there is an hourly service running between Cardiff and Abergavenny - but how are people supposed to plan their journeys for the rest of the week when this information is not being made publicly available?

This morning when I joined the 0714 at Pontypool this morning, the already-confused regular commuters were all consulting their phone apps because the train was showing twice - once as cancelled and once as running - because the short working from Abergavenny had a different headcode to the usual one.  I wish Network Rail would fix that problem and somehow 'hide' the duplicate cancelled one. (I've seen other strange mis-reporting by CIS when a substitute train runs in the regular timings.)
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2019, 01:34:20 pm »

Ah - I thought an old friend had been left out ... not the floods of the last week, but never the less another substantial closure

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A storm-hit railway line is to be closed for three weeks to allow engineers to make it more reliable for passengers.

The Conwy Valley line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog will be closed from 9.30pm on Friday, November 22 until Sunday, December 15. A bus replacement service will operate.


Bill Kelly, Network Rail route director for Wales and Borders, said the work is the second phase of a major upgrade and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel , the replacement of sleepers along the line, and vegetation management.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 08:05:24 pm »

Ah - I thought an old friend had been left out ... not the floods of the last week, but never the less another substantial closure

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A storm-hit railway line is to be closed for three weeks to allow engineers to make it more reliable for passengers.

The Conwy Valley line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog will be closed from 9.30pm on Friday, November 22 until Sunday, December 15. A bus replacement service will operate.


Bill Kelly, Network Rail route director for Wales and Borders, said the work is the second phase of a major upgrade and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel , the replacement of sleepers along the line, and vegetation management.

The Fishguard line is also closed for a similar 3 week period - to deal with dangerous trees.  I'm sure that's long enough to cut down a whole forest!
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 08:54:44 pm »

From the Kidderminster Shuttle

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Network Rail have announced that repairs to flood damaged track near Pontrilas are progressing better than expected and the Marches line will reopen for the start of service on November 2, two days earlier than expected.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2020, 04:29:22 pm »

Frankly, I loose track ... and that is not supposed be a pun

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Work to reopen a railway line badly affected by floods in the winter is set to continue throughout the summer.

Passengers on the Conwy Valley line, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction, had hoped it would reopen this month after seeing ballast-laying trains run as far as Llanrwst in recent days.

But Network Rail, which is currently working between Tal y Cafn and Llanrwst, has identified further work which needs to be carried out and has led to a 10-week delay.

The current closure is the second time in the last 18 months that parts of the line have been washed away by flooding.
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