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Train delays expected on key routes today

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Cambrian Line. Credit: Transport for Wales

Customers urged to check before they travel and allow extra time for their journey following further flooding to key routes

In a joint statement, Bethan Jelfs, customer delivery director for Transport for Wales Rail Services and Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s route director for Wales and Borders said:

“Following exceptional rainfall and flooding over the weekend and into today (Monday), we are continuing to urge customers to check their journeys before travel.

“While we are working round the clock to ensure as many services as possible can run, there is still disruption on a number of routes.

“The position is changing on a regular basis and as soon as we are safely able to restore services on these routes we will do so.

“Where possible we are providing replacement road transport, however this is also subject to very poor conditions on highways.”

The lines currently affected are:

Cambrian Line

Flooding at and Black Bridge and a landslip in the Welshpool area means the line is currently closed between Machynlleth & Newtown. Replacement buses in operation

Core Valley Lines

Treherbert line now reopen following flooding

Between Aberdare and Mountain Ash remains closed and will be closed all day Tuesday. Replacement buses in operation

South Wales Mainline

Following flooding on the line at Llanharan, we have now reopened the line with a speed restriction, but there may be some knock on disruption. Replacement buses have been in place since this morning (Monday)

Blaenau – Ffestiniog

Remains closed following extensive flood damage during storms Ciara and Dennis. Replacement bus service in operation

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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