Drone footage released by Network Rail Wales and Borders has been used to show extensive damage caused by Storm Gareth on the Conwy Valley Line.
Consequently, the line which runs between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestniog, will remain closed for a number of months.
Detailed inspections undertaken since have revealed that multiple sections of track, lineside equipment, embankments, bridges, level crossings and stations require significant repairs.
Specialist engineers are now putting a detailed programme of work in place to restore the line as quickly and safely as possible for passengers.
Commenting on the footage and inspection work, James Price, transport for Wales CEO, commented: “We now understand the extent of the damage caused by Storm Gareth to the Conwy Valley Line and we will be working collaboratively with our partners in Network Rail to ensure we keep the people of Wales moving.”
He added: “We encourage our customers to regularly check for service updates and we will provide information as work on the line progresses. We apologise to those who have been affected by the closure.”
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