February 2018 represents a major milestone towards the electrification of the railway to Cardiff. Work on Splott Road Bridge enters a critical phase and preparations for the new overhead line equipment continue.
As part of the work to reconstruct Splott Road Bridge, Network Rail requires a full road closure between 4 February and 27 February.
Pedestrian access over the bridge will be restricted at the following times:
- 7am on 12 February – 5pm on 12 February
- 7am on 13 February – 5pm on 13 February
- 7am on 14 February – 00.01am on 16 February
- 11pm on 16 February – 4am on 19 February
- 10pm on 24 February – 5am on 26 February
Demolition work will take place between 17 February and 19 February.
Network Rail Senior Public Affairs Manager, Sam Hadley, said:
“Although we will do our best to minimise disruption for residents, elements of this work will inevitably be noisy and we thank residents in Splott and Adamsdown for their continued patience as we embark on this major push towards the electrification of the Great Western Mainline to Cardiff.
“We have a wide range of communications activity planned, including letters to lineside neighbours, paid-for advertising, a press and social media campaign and on-street signage.”
Following the success of the ‘street surgery’ held on Clifton Street last year, Network Rail is hosting a similar event on the 17th January, between 3pm and 6pm.
They are also holding a drop-in event at Carlisle Bakery on Splott Road, between 3pm and 6pm on 24th January.
Network Rail will be utilising full and partial closures of the railway between Cardiff and Newport to deliver a significant amount of piling activity on the railway through Splott and Adamsdown in the coming months.
Wherever possible, local residents have at least two-weeks notice of noisy piling activity in the vicinity of their homes.
Experts from the piling team will also be on hand at the Splott Road drop-in on the 24th February to answer questions from local residents.
Meanwhile, rail passengers are advised to ‘check before you travel’ via www.nationalrail.co.uk or 0847 484950 to find out if their journey will be affected.