Work taking place on track

South Wales Metro to undergo 26-day overhaul

Transport for Wales (TfW) is set to continue with work on the South Wales Metro with major work taking place across the Core Valley Lines.

The work has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

During a 26-day closure between Aberdare and Abercynon engineers will carry out a number of complex works.

This work will include installing the foundations for overhead line equipment, platform works, signalling maintenance and testing and line speed improvements.

This follows the recent launch of TfW’s ‘Wales on Rails’ project encouraging people to take up more sustainable modes of travel.

Once complete this will provide faster and more reliable services between Cardiff and the heads of the valleys.

Karl Gilmore, Rail Infrastructure Director at TfW commented on the benefits the work will bring to communities in South Wales.

Mr Gilmore said: “These essential works will mean we’re another step forward in delivering the South Wales Metro for the people of Wales.

“The key infrastructure works will allow us to prepare it for the introduction of brand-new electric tram-trains in the coming years.

“[This] will allow us to run faster, more frequent services.

“I’d like to thank our lineside neighbours and passengers in advance for their understanding and continued support whilst we carry out these works.”

Investment in the South Wales Metro will vastly improve connectivity and provide greater access to jobs, leisure and numerous opportunities in Wales.

For more insight on the South Wales Metro click here.


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