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Major milestone reached in improving accessibility at Llanelli station

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Network Rail has successfully installed the main span for the footbridge which will provide step-free access between the two platforms at Llanelli station.

Contractors AmcoGiffen installed the span overnight on Saturday, while the station was closed to passengers, with a temporary road closure of Great Western Crescent in place to allow access to the site.

The process of lifting and placing the span took two hours, and it followed recent work to install the landings and stairs on both platforms.

The next milestone at Llanelli station will see the lift shafts installed in the coming weeks as the project gathers pace.

Theo Smith, Network Rail Wales and Borders lead portfolio manager, said: “We’re really pleased to see the work progressing well at Llanelli station with the successful installation of the bridge span, following on from the recent installation of the staircases and landings.

“I’d like to thank passengers and residents for their patience while we continue making these important improvements. I look forward to seeing the completion of this work, which will provide a fully accessible station and more comfortable journeys for all rail users.”

Llanelli is one of six stations in Wales and Borders becoming step-free and more accessible, with the improvements being funded by the Department for Transport as part of the UK Government’s Access for All programme.

Image credit: Network Rail

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