Quakers Yard reopened as Metro works progress

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Quakers Yard railway station will reopen to passengers on Monday 18 December following infrastructure upgrade works. 

As part of the South Wales Metro project, Transport for Wales (TfW) has upgraded the station from a single platform to double, installed a brand-new step and ramped footbridge and installed additional railway track.  

The extra track and creation of a doubled railway line will allow TfW to run four trains per hour from Merthyr Tydfil into Cardiff in the near future, as electrification of the line continues. 

The transformation of the Core Valley Lines for the Metro has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government, and will enable faster, more frequent services between Cardiff and the heads of the valleys.   

A TfW spokesperson said: “We’ve carried out some extensive work at Quakers Yard as part of our South Wales Metro project and we’re pleased to be reopening the station to the public.  

“We’re continuing to move forward with delivering South Wales Metro and this is another key milestone.  We’ll be seeing our brand-new tram-trains running on these lines soon, providing faster, greener and more frequent transport for the people of south Wales.”  

“I’d like to thank our customers and railway neighbours for their understanding and patience while we continue to deliver this huge transformation project.”  

Image credit: TfW

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