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Rail customers urged to check before they travel following Storm Ciara

Transport for Wales’ Customer Delivery Director, Bethan Jelfs and Chris Pearce, Head of Operations, Network Rail Wales and Borders said: “As a result of flooding caused by Storm Ciara, Transport for Wales and Network Rail are strongly advising all customers to check their journey arrangements prior to travel on Monday (10 February) and allow plenty of time to their journey.

“Following very stormy conditions, high tides and strong winds on Sunday there has been some flooding on the network which means that certain lines will remain closed on Monday.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues is our absolute priority and we are working closely together to minimise any disruption by doing all we can to keep our customers moving and informed.

“We will continue to work throughout the night to ensure we are in the best possible place to run services safely on Monday morning.”

The following lines will be closed from the start of service on Monday whilst teams assess and start making repairs to damage:

  • Conwy Valley – a rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction & Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Cambrian Line – a rail replacement bus service will operate from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and between Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

Risk of service disruption

  • Services west of Swansea and west Wales are likely to be disrupted tomorrow due to high tides and continued strong winds overnight.

“Services are likely to be disrupted with last minute alterations and therefore customers are advised to check their journey before travelling on nationalrail.co.uk or journeycheck.com/tfwrail/

“We would like to thank customers in advance for their understanding.”