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Work on £48M Loughor Viaduct nears completion

Network Rail’s work on the £48M Loughor Viaduct replacement in Wales is nearing completion.

The project is being funded by Network Rail and the Welsh Government in partnership with the South West Wales Integrated Transport Consortium.

The replacement of the viaduct with a new bridge has been completed. The project will now focus on the redoubling of an 8.4km stretch of railway through Gowerton.

This work is being carried out during a 16 day closure of the line between Swansea and Llanelli from 24 March to 8 April.

“The difficult and exciting task of replacing the Loughor Viaduct is now complete and progress with the redoubling of the 8km stretch of line is going to plan,” said Wales route managing director Mark Langman. “This new viaduct and redoubling of the railway through Gowerton will remove the current bottleneck created by the stretch of single line and provide capacity to run more trains in the future.”

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