Service alteration details

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog - line expected to reopen during July

Incident created
17/03/2019 16:46
Last updated
24/06/2019 16:34
Route affected
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Between Llandudno Junction / Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales;

Following severe flooding on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Trains are currently unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line is expected to reopen during July 2019, ahead of the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

How does this affect my journey?

Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line remains closed as significant repair work is being undertaken. Specialist engineers have been busy designing a tunnel to carry water underneath the railway, constructing embankments, removing debris and refurbishing level crossings, in order to safely restore the track.

You can view images of the damage here.

Bus information:

The buses will run to the attached timetable on Monday to Saturday, subject to traffic conditions. A less frequent service runs on a Sunday. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs or mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting Transport for Wales here

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up until Friday 5 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling after Friday 5 July, please check back again closer to the time of travel.

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