£5m upgrade of Heart of Wales line complete
The Heart of Wales line is one of the most scenic routes in Wales.
Heart of Wales Line
A £5m project to upgrade a rural railway linking Wales with England has been completed.
Network Rail has signalled the end of work to replace passing loops along the Heart of Wales line. The 120-mile (193km) route travels through unspoiled and remote parts of mid and south west Wales. Five passing loops have been reinstated along the 142-year-old line.
In addition, the line can now provide a more "robust" diversionary route for freight and passenger trains between Swansea and Bridgend.
Mark Langman, Network Rail's area general manager for Wales, said: "The Heart of Wales line is one of the most scenic routes in Wales and it draws thousands every year - linking nearly 30 rural towns and is a popular rail journey among tourists. As the railway continues to grow, we will need to create flexibility on the railway and more importantly, room to cater to future demand."
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Extracted from www.abayoflife.com