Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until the end of service on Sunday 27 September

Start date
12/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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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 the end of service on Sunday 27 September.

Engineers are installing a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line is expected to reopen on 28 September, but this is subject to change. 

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 Sunday 27 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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