RAIL passengers are being urged to check their travel arrangements after flooding caused by Storm Ciara.

Some lines will remain closed on today (Monday) including the Conwy Valley Line and the Cambrian Line.

Transport for Wales’ customer delivery director Bethan Jelfs and Chris Pearce, head of operations for Network Rail Wales and Borders said:

“As a result of flooding caused by Storm Ciara, Transport for Wales and Network Rail are strongly advising all customers to check their journeys and allow plenty of time.

“Following very stormy conditions, high tides and strong winds on Sunday there has been some flooding on the network which means that certain lines will remain closed on Monday.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues is our absolute priority and we are working closely together to minimise any disruption by doing all we can to keep our customers moving and informed.

“We will continue to work throughout the night to ensure we are in the best possible place to run services safely on Monday morning.”

The following lines will be closed from the start of service on Monday whilst teams assess and start making repairs to damage:

Conwy Valley, a rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Cambrian Line, a rail replacement bus service will operate from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and between Machynlleth to Pwllheli.

There is also risk of service disruption to services west of Swansea and west Wales which are likely to be disrupted tomorrow due to high tides and continue strong winds overnight.

“Services are likely to be disrupted with last minute alterations and therefore customers are advised to check their journey before travelling on nationalrail.co.uk or journeycheck.com/tfwrail/

They added: “We would like to thank customers in advance for their understanding.”