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Swansea station upgrade complete

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A £7.5 million upgrade of Swansea station, which first opened 171 years ago, has now been completed.

Network Rail and Transport for Wales (TfW)came together to deliver key improvements, including the rebuilding of almost the entire length of Platform 4, which is now 260 metres long and can accommodate 10-carriage intercity trains, providing more flexibility for passengers.

In addition, the station has had a major refresh with improved ticket-buying facilities, new toilets, and refurbished space for use by local businesses and community groups.

Network Rail invested £6.6 million into the demolition of the old and complete re-build of the new platform, which included a £330,000 investment by the Department of Transport.

To make way for the new structure, contractor Alun Griffiths removed 2,400 tonnes of demolition waste from the site for recycling. The demolition waste was separated on site, with steel being taken to recycling centres in Swansea and Bridgend, while concrete was taken to the Alun Griffiths recycling centre in Llanelli.

New passenger information screens, supplied by Infotec, were included in the upgrade.

Amongst the improvements are:

  • New customer information screens;
  • New signage and rebranding;
  • New cycle shelter added at front of station;
  • Additional benches;
  • New lighting and waiting shelter on Platform 4;
  • Refurbishment of male and female toilets;
  • Replaced end of platform barriers;
  • New recycling bins and refuse storage area;
  • Provision for station colleagues to make public address announcements whilst mobile;
  • New LED lighting;
  • New luggage trollies and bays at Platform 2/3.

TfW project manager Yasmin Browning said: “The work at Swansea station really has gone a long way to transforming the station for customers. Enhancements across the length and breadth of the station mean better customer access to information and more comfortable surroundings whilst waiting to depart.

“The extended Platform 4 not only looks great but will allow for more options bringing trains in and out of the station, helping deliver key capacity improvements.

“This project has shown how close collaboration with our Network Rail Partners can deliver for customers.”

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