Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until Monday 7 September

Start date
18/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Conwy Valley Line - between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno

TOC(s) affected
Transport for Wales

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed engineers will install a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line will reopen later than originally expected. The line is now not expected to reopen until Monday 7 September. This date is subject to change as work continues.

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here