Rail tracks have been upgraded in Abergele as part of a multi-million pound project.
Network Rail has announced the completion of this element of work on time and to schedule, thanks to collaboration with Arriva Trains Wales throughout.
The new and upgraded track will make the journey on the railway in Abergele much more reliable, giving passengers faster journeys and businesses greater gateways on the route to neighbouring towns and cities.
The improvements at Abergele are one element of a much larger project that will see £50 million invested on services for passengers in North Wales.
This £50 million investment is for the North Wales upgrade project which has already helped the area achieve some of its core aims, including the installation of a signalling system labelled “state-of-the-art” between Shotton and Colwyn Bay; in excess of 6km of new track in Mostyn; while Flint and Rhyl have both enjoyed the benefits of track upgrade work.
Part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, the track in Abergele has benefited from the laying of 600 metres worth of new track; while two sets of points have been upgraded so that trains can move from one line to another.
Bethan Jelfs, Customer Services Director for Arriva Trains Wales, is pleased with the “significant investment” in the region’s rail network.
“We are very pleased at the completion of this upgrade work which is a significant investment in the rail network in North Wales.”
The main aspect of work commenced in April, which has now been completed, along with track work at Talacre, Rockliffe Hall, Llandudno and Holywell.
The upgrade of the rail network in North Wales will continue in the coming months, as part of the wider project.
It will include the removal of old signalling equipment, and the end result will be a rail network in line with expectations that includes the latest technology.