The Core Valley Lines for the Metro is undergoing a transformation that will enable faster and more frequent services between Cardiff and the heads of the valleys. The huge project is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Welsh Government.
Transport for Wales (TfW) is building a new depot and control centre at Taff’s Well as part of the project and will be carrying out vital work at the station and the surrounding area during spring.
The work will mean that no trains will run between Pontypridd and Radyr on Tuesday the 1st and Wednesday the 2nd of March 2022 to allow work including vegetation management, installation of track work for the new depot and work at the station which will enable the building of the new accessible footbridge.
Further work will be carried out during Spring which will see the full closure of Ffordd Bleddyn, the road outside the station, which has been closed to traffic since August 2021 and will now be scheduled for closure to pedestrians and cyclists from the 11th of April 2022 subject to approval from Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
The closure will also see a small section of the Taff Trail closed, however, diversions will be put in place and will last until autumn.
Tfw will undertake improvement along Forest Road and Cemetery road to prepare for the diversions and to make sure that they are suitable and safe for pedestrians and cyclists to use and will include the introduction of a cycle lane and traffic calming measures.
Karl Gilmore, Rail Infrastructure Director at TfW said:
“The key infrastructure works will allow us to prepare it for the introduction of brand-new tram trains in the coming years.
“I’d like to thank our lineside neighbours and passengers in advance for their understanding and continued support whilst we carry out these works.”