Posted: Wed 10th Jan 2018

Work set to begin on track modernisation in Flint

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018

Engineers will begin track modernisation work in Flint later this month as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

The £50m North Wales railway upgrade project includes the installation of new track along the railway line in Flint, increasing the resilience and reliability of the railway for passengers in North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Kevin Roberts, senior project manager for Network Rail Wales and Borders, said: “We are working with Arriva Trains Wales and our industry partners to deliver a safe, reliable, affordable and growing railway for passengers across Wales and Borders. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I would like to thank residents for their patience and reassure them that we are doing all we can do keep noise and disruption to a minimum as we complete this essential work as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bethan Jelfs, Customer Services Director for Arriva Trains Wales said: “Upgrade work on the railway in North Wales is excellent news in terms of running reliable and efficient services for our customers now and in the future. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are working closely with our partners in Network Rail to ensure this valuable work impacts as few of our customers as possible. We would like to thank our customers for their patience during this investment work. Passengers should ensure they check their journeys at journeycheck.com/arrivatrainswales/.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The North Wales railway upgrade project, which includes the installation of new signalling equipment on the North Wales coast from Shotton to Colwyn Bay, is set to be completed by the summer 2018, with commissioning of the new signalling equipment in March. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Network Rail is working in partnership with Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains to minimise disruption during this programme of upgrade work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Replacement bus services will be in operation between Llandudno Junction and Chester on Sunday 21 January, 28 January and 11 February. Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk/ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This essential phase of the upgrade project is expected to be completed by April. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Bus services will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester on the following days: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sunday 21 January ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sunday 28 January ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sunday 11 February ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Passengers are advised to check late services the day before or very early morning services the morning after as bus services may also be running. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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