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South Wales Metro Control Centre: Work begins on major transport link

South Wales Metro Control Centre: Work begins on major transport link

Work to link the South Wales Metro Control Centre to the rail network will begin next month ready for the arrival of the new £150m fleet of Metro tram-trains.

The new scheme includes raising the road bridge and creating a new tunnel to join the £100m South Wales Metro Control Centre, maintenance facility and depot in Taff’s Well to the rail network.

Phase 1 of the project will involve work to prepare the site for the new tunnel between August 23 and December 10 2021. Pending planning approval, Phase 2 will involve the build of the new bridge between December 10 2021 and Autumn 2022.

This work will require the closure of Ffordd Bleddyn throughout the length of the work, between the junction off Cardiff Road and the entrance to Taff’s Well railway station car park.

The pedestrian and cycle path along this section of Ffordd Bleddyn will also be closed from October 25. Diversion will be put in place for all routes.

TfW’s Rail Infrastructure Director, Karl Gilmore, said:

“We have a significant amount of work to carry out to create the South Wales Metro and this is a crucial phase of development.”

“We understand this is a lengthy road closure, however this is unavoidable due to the complexity of the tunnel construction. We’re working closely with the local authorities to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Taff’s Well railway station will remain open to the public throughout the work and will be accessible via an entrance from May Road/Ffordd Bleddyn from the North.

There will also be work to install deep drainage to the area whilst the modification of Taff’s Well station car park is taking place.

Anyone with further questions regarding the South Wales Metro Control Centre work can contact tfwrail.wales or call 03333211202.


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