We are carrying out essential vegetation management and rock netting on the railway cutting at Pembroke Tunnel in west Wales to improve the resilience and reliability of the railway line for our passengers.

The preparatory work, which commenced in September 2019, involves setting up temporary compound sites, carrying out an ecological survey, essential de-vegetation work and installing temporary safety fencing.

Badger monitoring commenced in October and will continue over the coming months. In December further works will take place to set up the Ferry Lane compound site. We will also be carrying out drilling and installation of rock anchors at the top of the railway cutting overnights from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019.

In January 2020 we will be preparing for the core works which will include taking delivery of essential equipment and materials at both compound sites.

Our main compound site is located in Ferry Lane, in the yard behind United Aerospace, and we also have a small compound site located on land adjacent to Gate House View.

Our core work will commence on Sunday 19 January 2020 until Saturday 8 February 2020. During this time our engineers will drill and install rock anchors and bolts before installing rock netting across the railway cutting using road rail vehicles and specialist machinery.

All this essential work is due to be completed by Spring 2020.

Will rail services be affected?

During the core works from Sunday 19 January 2020 until Saturday 8 February 2020, the railway line will be temporarily closed to trains. We are working closely with our partners at Transport for Wales to minimise disruption. There will be a rail replacement bus service in operation to transport rail passengers and we advise passengers to check National Rail Enquiries' website before travelling and allow additional time for their journey.

Want to know more?

We will be hosting our next drop-in event on Monday 18 November between 15:00 and 18:30 at the Dutton Suite, Pembroke Leisure Centre, Bush, Pembroke, SA71 4RJ.

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have – no appointment is necessary. We hosted our first drop-in event in August 2019.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like further information you can call our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or email crwales@networkrail.co.uk

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