Train on a repaired stretch of the Cambrian Coast railway line
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Barmouth to Harlech Cambrian Coast railway line reopens

Another section of the Cambrian Coast railway line severely damaged by storms is reopening after £10m of repairs.

Sea defences and embankments from Barmouth to Harlech in Gwynedd were wrecked by high tides leaving thousands of tonnes of rocks on the line.

Network Rail said trains would run between the towns again from Thursday, two weeks ahead of schedule.

A section from Machynlleth to Barmouth reopened in February, while repair work continues between Harlech and Pwllheli.

Train services have been disrupted since early January when storms and tidal surges caused widespread damage, with Llanaber, north of Barmouth, one of the worst affected areas.

  • 01 May 2014
  • From the section Wales