– Mark Langman, Network Rail route managing director, Wales
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.
This project joins a number of other rail improvement projects in South and West Wales that will help deliver better journeys and boost economic growth in the area.
As well as making it easier to travel to and from West Wales, they will help to boost local employment opportunities.
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Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales say the new Loughor Viaduct will carry improved train services to West Wales.
It will carry two tracks between Swansea and Llanelli instead of the previous one.
The old Loughor Viaduct has been replaced and work is focusing on laying two tracks through Gowerton for the start of services on Monday.