Passengers in North Wales and borders thanked after railway upgrade

Published on : Wednesday, April 5, 2017

balderton-level-crossing-2-1035x545Andy Thomas, route managing director for Network Rail Wales, said: “The North/South Wales enhancement project will unlock the potential for faster and more frequent services between Holyhead and Cardiff as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.


“Although I understand temporary road and rail closures are not ideal, they are necessary to ensure the safety of the public and the workforce throughout the duration of the work.


“We have been working closely with our partners Arriva Trains Wales and local authorities to minimise disruption during this essential upgrade work. I would like to thank road users and passengers for bearing with us while the work has been carried out.”


Five miles of track have been redoubled between Wrexham and Chester as part of this major rail enhancement, which has been funded by Welsh Government.The improvements will make the railway more resilient, with more reliable services for passengers and quicker recovery in the event of incidents on the network.


Four level crossings between Wrexham and Chester are also being upgraded with safer, state of the art obstacle detection systems as part of this scheme.


Improvement work has been completed at Broad Oak and Balderton level crossings. Green Lane and Pulford level crossings will remain closed to pedestrians and road users until the new equipment comes into effect by Friday 14 April.


Source:-Network Rail

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