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The scenic Conwy Valley line to close for 'future-proofing'

Credit: Network Rail

The Conwy Valley line between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction will be closed again for upgrading after damage caused by Storm Gareth in March.

A replacement bus service will run for three weeks from Friday 22 November until Sunday 15 December.

The work includes installing 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel, replacing sleepers along the line and vegetation management. The flood damaged platform at Dolgarrog station will also be repaired. It remains closed.

Credit: Network Rail

I would like to thank residents in advance for their understanding and patience as we continue our work to make the Conwy Valley Line more reliable for passengers.

We know this is a hugely important rail link for tourism and the local economy and this work will help future proof the line: reducing unplanned closures and disruption.

– Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s route director for Wales and Borders