Conwy Valley reopens after washout repairs

THE Conwy Valley Line in North Wales was due to reopen throughout on July 24 following extensive repairs to six miles of track washed out by a storm in March. 

Llandudno Junction to Llanrwst North reopened to passengers on July 18, in connection with the Welsh National Eisteddfod, while the southern section to Blaenau Ffestiniog was restored to the network six days later.

One of several new culverts designed to prevent further washouts on the Conwy Valley Line in North Wales. The extent of the damage to the formation is clear. NETWORK RAIL 

Since March, engineering teams have removed washed-out materials, replaced ballast, refurbished 10 level crossings, designed and installed or repaired nine flood culverts, constructed embankments, and started repairs to Dolgarrog station. 

Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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