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Loughor rail upgrade to open

Work to replace the Loughor Viaduct between Swansea and Llanelli is almost complete. Two tracks will be carried instead of the previous one. Operators say it will improve services to West Wales.

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Loughor Viaduct work is almost finished

The viaduct has been upgraded. Credit: Network Rail

Work on a £48m project to replace the Loughor Viaduct between Swansea and Llanelli, and upgrade a 5.25-mile stretch of railway, is close to completion.

The old Loughor Viaduct has been replaced and work is focusing on laying two tracks through Gowerton for the start of services on Monday.

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