Taylor Swift Fans Get Relief as Network Rail Pauses Engineering Works for Cardiff Concert

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 27, 2024 10:34 AMNews
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Sunset over Cardiff, prepare for Taylor Swift’s event. Source: unsplash

Taylor Swift fans attending her concert at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on June 18 can breathe a sigh of relief. Network Rail has announced a pause in its engineering works on the Vale of Glamorgan line, ensuring smoother travel for concert-goers.

Initially, the 10-day closure between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend, from June 8 to June 17, raised concerns among fans about travel disruptions. However, to accommodate the large influx of fans, rail services will resume on June 18, coinciding with the concert date.

Network Rail's decision to halt the works highlights their commitment to facilitating the movement of thousands of Swifties. Nick Millington, Network Rail Wales and Borders route director, emphasized their awareness of the concert's significance and assured there will be no engineering works on June 18.

During the closure periods, from June 8-17 and again on June 19-20, essential maintenance work will be carried out. This includes rock netting to prevent landslides, renewing over 130 meters of track, and refurbishing switches and crossings near Aberthaw. Buses will replace trains during these times.

The engineering project will involve extensive labor, including installing over 1,000 tonnes of new ballast and removing 1,200 tonnes of old material. These measures are crucial for maintaining the safety and efficiency of the rail line.

Swift's fans can look forward to enjoying the concert without the added worry of travel disruptions. This adjustment by Network Rail underscores their effort to support large events and minimize inconvenience for travelers.

In summary, Taylor Swift's Cardiff concert will proceed with fans having reliable rail access, thanks to the temporary suspension of engineering works. This move ensures a seamless experience for the numerous attendees expected at the event.

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