Network Rail continues its work across Wales following Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis to repair and reopen the lines affected. A reduced number of closures and disruptions remain in place.

Despite heavy rainfall over the last 24-hours, lines continue to reopen as engineers and teams continue their hard work at various sites.

Transport for Wales is publicising bus replacement services they are operating on affected lines.

As of 1500 (3pm) on Thursday 19 February, the affected lines include:

  • Ebbw Vale Line (North of Cross Keys): Closed. Working towards reopening 0500 Friday
  • Abergavenny – Hereford: Closed. Working towards reopening 0400 Saturday
  • Aberdare Line: Closed. Working towards reopening Abercynon to Mountain Ash 0500 Monday (Mountain Ash to  Aberdare tbc)
  • Conwy Valley: Line closed until further notice

Recently reopened lines:

  • Treherbert Line: Reopened
  • Heart of Wales Line: Reopened
  • Shrewsbury to Machynlleth (Cambrian Line): Reopened
  • Machynlleth to Aberystwyth (Cambrian Line): Reopened
  • Machynlleth – Pwllheli (Cambrian Line): Reopened

This information is subject to changes, so please check journey details before travel.

Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s route director for Wales and Borders said:

“Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara hit the rail network hard here in Wales and we have just experienced another 24-hours of significant rain, which has fallen onto ground that is already saturated. We have had teams at our sites working around the clock to make the repairs needed.

“We have made very good progress, despite the weather, and we will continue this work to get those affected lines reopened as quickly and as safely as possible.

“I thank passengers for their patience and understanding during this difficult period.”