Unsafe pylon affects Harlech to Porthmadog train services

Arriva train Daytime services should not be affected by the work, said the rail company

Related Stories

Early morning and evening train services between Harlech and Porthmadog in Gwynedd are being suspended from Monday for repairs on an unsafe pylon.

National Grid engineers need to stabilise the pylon in the estuary of the River Dwyryd near Porthmadog.

The Cambrian Coast Line railway is at risk from the overhead cables falling and a precautionary 100m exclusion zone has been set up.

Daytime services should not be affected, Arriva Trains Wales said.

Engineers will monitor the situation between 07.20 to 18.45 BST to ensure it is safe to operate a train service under the cables, the train operator said in a statement.

Road closures

Start Quote

We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused by the disruption”

End Quote Arriva Train Wals

Daytime services, including school train services, are not expected to be affected by the repair work. However, they may be subject to last-minute delays or cancelations.

One of the foundations that supports the pylon at Llandecwyn has eroded, causing it to list slightly and National Grid engineers are due to work on it.

Trains will run at booked times between Machynlleth and Harlech, and Porthmadog and Pwllheli with replacement road transport operating between Harlech and Porthmadog.

The unsafe pylon has also led to road closures and local diversions, meaning the replacement road transport is unable to call at Llandecwyn station.

A spokesman said customers were advised to check their website for service updates before travelling.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

Weather

Anglesey

17 °C 14 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain


  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'


  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?


  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets

Programmes

  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.