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Skates re-opens study into raising Ebbw Vale line frequencies

01 March 2019
Newbridge station on the Ebbw Vale line still awaits its second track and platform, years after Network Rail began work
Newbridge station on the Ebbw Vale line still awaits its second track and platform, years after Network Rail began work

 

Network Rail is re-examining a rail capacity scheme in South Wales that was started in 2015 but “paused” because of cost increases.

The Welsh Government earmarked £38m for the Ebbw Vale frequency enhancement scheme in 2015 to enable Cardiff-Ebbw Vale frequencies to be increased from hourly to half-hourly.

The project required the installation of seven miles of additional track along the Ebbw Vale branch line, which reopened in 2008. 

Network Rail rapidly spent £28m...

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