Train services between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno have resumed following emergency repairs to flood damage.

The line closed on Tuesday, 9 April, when river flooding washed away ballast (stones that support the track) near Dolgarrog station.

Network Rail engineers worked around the clock to reopen the railway safely, installing more than 200 tonnes of new ballast.

The work was completed on Friday night and the line successfully tested on Saturday morning to allow Transport for Wales to resume the service.

Rachel Heath, Network Rail Wales and Borders operations director, thanked passengers for their patience while repairs were made. She also thanked those who carried out the work, allowing the railway to reopen safely.

“While it is always disappointing to have to shut any line for these reasons, we are heartened by the fact the resilience work we completed in 2019 and 2020 allowed us to recover quickly from this week’s incident and reopen the line within four days,” she added

Marie Daly, Chief Customer and Culture Officer at TfW thanked customers for their patience while Network Rail repaired the damage.

“Customers can check for the latest travel information using the TfW website, our award-winning mobile app or via our social media channels,” she added.