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Swansea residents invited to railway drop-in event

SWANSEA residents are invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming upgrade work to the signalling system on the railway between Port Talbot and Swansea, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for Wales and Borders.

March 2-3 will see Network Rail engineers working hard to remove old signal structures in the Landore area of Swansea and to bring into use the new signalling equipment, which will make the railway more resilient and reliable for passengers. Buses will replace trains between Llanelli and Cardiff on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March and rail passengers are urged to check before travelling at nationalrail.co.uk.

A drop-in event for residents and local businesses will take place on Wednesday February 6 from 3pm to 6pm in The Grand Hotel, Ivey Place, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1NX. No appointment is necessary and representatives from Network Rail’s project team will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions ahead of the work.

Mark Neate, project manager for Network Rail Wales and Borders, said: “We thank the local community for their patience while we carry out this essential upgrade work to the South Wales Mainline.

“We have been working closely with our partners to minimise disruption, including by ensuring this work did not take place during a Six Nations event. I would encourage anyone wishing to find out more about this work to come along to the drop-in.”

Colin Lea, director of customer experience at Transport for Wales, said: “This work on the south Wales mainline by our partners in Network Rail will help build a better, more reliable railway for the future on one of our key routes.
“We fully recognise that disruption is never welcome for customers and we thank them for their patience.

“Working closely with Network Rail we have sought to minimise the impact of this and we urge customers to check their journey details prior to travel.”

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