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Proposal for Welsh Railways Expansion and New Design for Cardiff Central


Route Study Proposes Welsh Railways Expansion, and New Design for Cardiff Central

Welsh railways are set to expand in CP6 to accommodate growing passenger numbers, according to the new route study from Network Rail.

The study recommends a number of choices for funders before 2023, including increasing capacity on the Valley Lines, continuing adding additional peak services on the Heart of Wales line, modernisation and improved line speeds on the North Wales Coast line, capacity improvements between Chester and Wrexham, and improved all day frequency on the Cambrian Main Line.

The report also says that Cardiff Central station should be rebuilt to accommodate increasing numbers of commuters and visitors for major events, leading to an estimated growth in passengers from 13 million in 2013 to 23 million in 2023 and 32 million in 2043, and to improve passenger satisfaction.