Posted 10th October 2016 | No Comments

Welsh viaduct reopens after fire

THE line between Barmouth and Tywyn has reopened following a fire on Barmouth viaduct last week. The cause is not yet clear, and an investigation is underway.

Network Rail engineers had been working to reopen the line after the fire damaged one of the viaduct spans on 4 October.

Network Rail said a 'small amount' of remedial work remains to be done, and this will take place for the next few weeks overnight and at weekends, when trains aren’t running. The pedestrian walkway has not been affected by the fire and will stay open.

Andy Thomas, route managing director at Network Rail Wales, said: “I’d like to thank the passengers affected by the line closure for their patience while we carried out these essential repairs, and I’m pleased the line has now reopened.

“Safety is our number one priority and unfortunately the damage caused by the fire meant that we had no option but to close the line to carry out this work. Our engineers will also be working hard over the coming weeks to undertake further repair work to the structure but this will not affect rail services.”