Railway Station

Swansea High Street station opens following a £7.6 million facelift.

Politicians and rail chiefs have attended the official launch of a £7.6 million facelift of the station which started in September 2010.

Network Rail Wales Route Managing Director Mark Langman welcomed the refurbishment of the city’s railway station and said: “It shines a light on Swansea that hopefully will bring investment into the city”. “The transformation is striking”.

“The work will have a big impact on people’s first impressions of Swansea and 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.”

The project has included installing new canopies over the platforms and a new canopy over the station’s main entrance.

A glass screen wall has been built to cut draughts on the station concourse and allow light into the building.

Ticket barriers have been introduced as well as the construction of two new buildings inside the station’s circulating area, including an information point.

Additional space has also been added for cyclists to store their bikes, a new ticket office built and the station frontage cleaned.

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