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Barmouth Viaduct reopens to rail passengers and pedestrians

12 December 2022/Categories: Rail

The railway and footbridge across the Grade II* listed bridge reopened on Saturday 10 December, as Network Rail prepares for final metallic upgrades in 2023. Barmouth Viaduct reopens to rail passengers and pedestrians as second stage of major refurbishment work completes: Barmouth - credit Dom Vacher Dec 2022-3.jpg

Network Rail and contractors Alun Griffiths have successfully carried out a number of essential upgrades to Barmouth Viaduct in 2022 as part of the structures biggest and most ambitious refurbishment, ever.  

During two four-week closures this autumn and winter, teams have worked day and night to strengthen and replace timber beans, foundation support structures (piles), and the metallic straps that help hold the viaduct together.  

The closure of the railway allowed Network Rail to also upgrade a kilometre of track through the nearby Tywyn station. Barmouth Station’s canopy was also refurbished. 


Nick Millington, interim route director at Network Rail Wales and Borders, said:

 "We’d like to thank the local community for bearing with us this autumn and winter as we carried out the latest stage of this essential restoration project.  

“We’ll be returning in 2023 to replace the metallic elements of the bridge, which will secure the future of this important rail link for many years to come.” 


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