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. During the closure, it will not be possible to walk, cycle or get a train over the viaduct, and Transport for Wales will be providing a rail replacement bus service between Pwllheli and Machynlleth stations, and all stations in between.
Network Rail said it had worked with heritage body Cadw and Gwynedd council on the planned redevelopment.
Bill Kelly, Network Rail’s route director for Wales and Borders, said: “Barmouth Viaduct is one of the most celebrated and recognisable structures in Wales and is the only major timber-built bridge still in use.”
“We are investing £25m to give Barmouth Viaduct the biggest upgrade in its history, protecting our industrial heritage and ensuring this vital transport link can continue to serve local people and visitors, when the time comes, for generations to come.”
James Price, chief executive of Transport for Wales, added: “As our services will be affected, it’s important for anyone travelling on the Cambrian Line to check before you travel, in case of any changes to our timetables.”Find out more about Bunkorama