Tuesday, 9 April 2013


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. 

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