Local News & Archive — February 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm — Updated: February 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Abergele station revamped for £50m rail upgrade

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Network Rail

Work is continuing on a revamp of Abergele and Pensarn’s railway station as part of a £50 million upgrade of the North Wales Coast line.

The station is currently closed as part of the Network Rail project to stengthen and increase reliability of the region’s train services.

Platform 1 will be extended using lightweight polystyrene blocks with a new LED lighting system being installed, along with changes to the track layout and drainage works.

 

Weekend services are being replaced by buses from Chester to Llandudno Junction until April because of major track and signalling works at Mostyn. A new signalling system from Shotton to Colwyn Bay is set to be introduced in March next year.

Kevin Roberts, senior project manager for Network Rail Wales, said: ”The North Wales Railway Upgrade Project will provide greater resilience and reliability on the railway, all part of our Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger and better railway for the growing number of passengers.”

Network Rail added it had worked with both Arriva and Virgin Trains to try and minimise disruption during the upgrade.

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