Network Rail plans to improve Swansea to Gowerton railway

A £40m plan to improve the rail infrastructure between Swansea and Gowerton was unveiled today as Network Rail submitted its proposal to Carmarthenshire Council.

Jointly funded by Network Rail and the Welsh government, the scheme combines two core programmes of work — the replacement of the Loughor viaduct and installation of an additional six-mile track between Cockett West Junction and Duffryn West Junction.

The disused eastbound platform at Gowerton station will be reinstated to cater for the new track.

It is forecast that passengers in west Wales could rise by 20 per cent by the end of the decade.