Barmouth Viaduct will be open for October half term 2022 and Christmas period

barmouth viaduct will be restored in 2021

This Grade II timber railway viaduct, across the stunning Mawddach Estuary, is an essential route for many long-distance paths, cycle routes and the train network. Well worth the biggest upgrade in its history. The ongoing £25m Restoration involves periods of closure, when it is not be possible to walk, cycle or get a train over the viaduct.

The final stage of refurbishment – originally planned to take place in one go this autumn – will be split across the next two years, to reduce the impact on rail services, the community and local economy.

The railway between Machynlleth and Pwllheli will be closed for five weeks from 8pm on Sunday 11 September 2022 to Saturday 15 October 2022. It will then reopen for four weeks, including half term, and then close from 8pm on Sunday 13 November 2022 and reopen in time for the Christmas period on Saturday 10 December 2022.

Dates for working on the viaduct during 2023 are still being finalised.

Transport for Wales will be providing a rail replacement bus service between Pwllheli and Machynlleth stations, and all stations in between.

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