Assessing the railway for Eryri VIP

We’ll be carrying out a night-time track-investigation survey on a section of railway line near Llandecwyn Station starting from next Tuesday 09 May at 10pm until Wednesday 10 May at 6am.

The work is needed to assess the condition of the line and will involve up to four members of our specialist team from Hochtief UK and colleagues from Network Rail.  The team will be working overnight to assess a stretch of 115 metres of railway, ahead of work taking place for the construction of the tunnel under the estuary and the eventual removal of overhead lines in the area as part of National Grid’s Eryri Visual Impact Provision (VIP) project.

Please don’t be surprised if you see some of our vehicles and teams working with headtorches in the area during the night. We’re carrying out the work at this time to avoid any disruption to local train services during the day. The surveying is not noisy work so local people should not be disturbed by our activities.

This work has all been fully discussed with and approved by Network Rail, and National Grid will continue to work with organisations including the Eryri National Park Authority and Cyngor Gwynedd, throughout the project.

Together with our contractors and subcontractors, we aim to complete the work with the least disruption to local residents and visitors to the area as possible.

If you would like more information, then please get in touch with the VIP project team by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 0800 019 1898 (and leaving a message if prompted).