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Tuesday, 9 April 2013
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE...
Loughor viaduct nearing completion
I have always been surprised when it comes to what can be achieved if you
have the will and the funding to achieve it.Network Rail has just
completed a £48 million pound project to replace the Loughor railway viaduct
near Swansea and double five miles of track through Gowerton to Llanelli (in
just over two weeks). As a result of this a further fourteen services will run able to call at the new platform at Gowerton station and all single carriage train
services will be doubled on the route between Swansea,
Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock. Additionally the Cardiff to Swansea service will
be extended to Llanelli in the afternoons with a new morning service between Swansea
and Cardiff. This project was funded by the Welsh government and Network Rail in
partnership with the South West Wales Integrated Transport Consortium
(Swwitch). The new service improvements will start from the 19th May.
I can think of a few other parts of the Network in Wales that would benefit
from other improvements.