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More rail disruption expected with heavy rain on the way

The Ebbw Vale line is closed because of a landslide. Credit: Transport for Wales

Rail passengers are being urged check journeys before they travel with flood damage from Storm Dennis causing prolonged disruption to key routes.

Transport for Wales says, whilst the situation is improving, more heavy rain is forecast so customers should check before they travel and allow extra time for their journey.

The line at Criccieth. Credit: Transport for Wales

As a result of rail and road infrastructure damage and continued flooding caused by Storm Dennis, and a weather warning for further heavy rain this week we are still strongly advising all customers to check their journey arrangements prior to travel and allow plenty of time.

The situation is changing all the time and with further weather warnings of heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday we strongly advise customers to check for regular updates before the Wales v France Six Nations rugby international in Cardiff on Saturday 22 February.

The rail network is significantly damaged in places and with limited replacement road transport available to us it’s inevitable that some services will be subject to disruption which will result in delays and cancellations.

Where trains are cancelled or terminating short of destination, every effort will be made to provide a rail replacement bus service wherever possible, however with continued flooding and damage to a number of roads, journeys may take significantly longer than is usual on many routes.

– Bethan Jelfs, Transport for Wales

The situation as of 6:30am on Wednesday morning:

  • Replacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
  • Replacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Pontypridd and Aberdare due to flooding. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.
  • Replacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Newport and Hereford and reduced service between Hereford and Shrewsbury due to flooding. Tickets are being accepted on local buses and CrossCountry services.
  • Replacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Treherbert and Pontypridd due to flooding. Tickets are being accepted on local bus routes.
  • Replacement bus service running on Transport for Wales between Crosskeys and Ebbw Vale Town due to flooding. Tickets are being accepted on Stagecoach Bus services.

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