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12.06.12

Swansea station upgrade completed

A £7.6m upgrade at Swansea station is now complete, making it more accessible and safe for passengers, the Welsh Government has announced.

Improvements included information boards, waiting shelters, toilets and a glazed wall between the concourse and the platforms. £3m funding came from the Welsh Government, with £1.2m from the DfT and the rest from Network Rail.

Transport minister Carl Sargeant said: “Swansea High Street station plays a key role in the success and perception ofSwansea.

“This redevelopment, which will complement the refurbished Quadrant Bus Station, will provide a first class, modern rail facility featuring improved safety and security and exemplary accessibility.”

Network Rail route managing director Mark Langman said: “The work will have a big impact on people's first impressions ofSwanseaand passengers will enjoy a much brighter and more comfortable station.

“Along with the Welsh Government, we are also carrying out work to redouble the line between Swansea and Gowerton, and rebuilding the Loughor viaduct, bringing the potential for more services to points west of Swansea and encouraging business growth across the region.”

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