Train operator Transport for Wales has announced that further work will be taking place on the South Wales Metro project this month, taking advantage of reduced passenger numbers due to current lockdown restrictions.
Buses will be replacing trains on some lines for the next two weeks until Friday 22nd January.
All rail services on the Aberdare, Merthyr and Treherbert lines north of Radyr will be replaced by buses, with earlier bus services running from these areas into Cardiff.
The South Wales Metro project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government. and will improve connectivity across South Wales.
Karl Gilmore, Rail Programme Director, Transport for Wales said: “Our teams have been working day and night since the start of the year to complete this essential work and we’re all really pleased with the progress that has been made.”
“With the essential travel only restrictions continuing, this is the most appropriate time to push ahead with work while also keeping disruption to a minimum. For those key workers who still need to use the network, we have listened to feedback and will be putting on earlier services into Cardiff which should also allow for greater social distancing.
“Once again I’d like to thank all our customers and railway neighbours for their patience and urge those who need to travel to plan ahead. I’d also like to thank all our teams and partners for their continued efforts.”
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