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Flood damaged Conwy Valley line could be closed for months

Credit: Network Rail

A railway line in the Conwy Valley will remain closed for a "number of months" following damage caused by Storm Gareth.

Network Rail said inspections revealed multiple sections of track, bridges, level crossings and stations between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog require "significant repairs."

It added engineers are working to restore the line as "quickly and safely as possible".

We apologise to passengers and the local community who have been affected by the Conwy Valley Line closure following extensive damage caused by Storm Gareth.

We are working closely with our partners, Transport for Wales, to keep passengers moving with rail replacement buses during the closure of the line.

We recognise the importance of the Conwy Valley Line to local people, businesses and communities.

We will continue to work closely with the local Community Rail Partnership and other stakeholders and provide regular updates as the work progresses.

– Bill Kelly, Network Rail
A number of rivers burst their banks when Storm Gareth hit

Heavy rainfall led to flooding across North and Mid Wales earlier this month.

A number of rivers burst its banks and left properties damaged and roads closed.

The owners of the historic Gwydir Castle said the rainfall was the worst they had ever seen.

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