Work on South Wales Metro to start in August

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Transport for Wales has announced that groundworks for the South Wales Metro system will start on 3rd August 2020.

Work will concentrate on the lines north of Radyr and is set to take place overnight between Thursdays and Sundays on-off until May 2021. The lines are set to be converted to run tram-trains – including electrification and signalling works – with a new depot currently under construction at Taffs Well.

Transport for Wales Chief Executive, James Price, said: “We hope that the people of South Wales and our neighbours living near our railway lines will be excited by the opportunities the South Wales Metro will bring. I also want to assure them that whilst we have a lot of work to do, we’ll do all we can to minimise disruption caused by the work we’ll be undertaking and that we’ll regularly update them about the progress we’re making as work continues.”