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South Wales Metro – Installing overhead power lines

South Wales Metro Construction Site

In order to powering the new South Wales Metro, first electrification lines that have been installed.

While Transport for Wales (TfW) is the responsible of delivery of this project on the Core Valley Lines in South Wales, Amey, Balfour Beatty and Alun Griffiths are acting as main contractors on the South Wales Metro project.

The location of installing overhead Line Equipment will be on 170km of track across the Core Valleys Lines (Treherbert, Aberdare, Merthyr, Rhymney, Coryton, Bay and City Lines) and the steel posts are due to be mounted upon foundations spaced among 20m and 65m apart along the length of the track.

Improving connectivity and make sustainable travel easier across South Wales, the South Wales Metro project is slated to be an integrated network of bus, rail and active travel (walking and cycling) that will

According to TfW director of safety and sustainability Leyton Powell: “Installation of the first electrical lines is a major step forward for us at TfW and once completed, this program of works will provide greener transport for the future.”

He also added: “However, it’s fundamental that we highlight that electrification work is now underway and therefore the public must understand the risks and dangers. As always, trespassing on the railway is dangerous and it’s important that people obey the rules as they are for their own safety.”

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