We’re upgrading the iconic Barmouth Viaduct

This summer, we will begin investing £25m on the biggest upgrade to Barmouth Viaduct in its history. This will help to protect our industrial heritage and safeguard this vital transport link so it can continue to serve local people and attract visitors to the area for generations to come.

At over 150 years old, the viaduct is in poor condition. Many of the timber elements of the viaduct have decayed significantly over time and a large proportion of the metallic elements have corroded.

Our programme will see us completely restoring the viaduct in a way that doesn’t threaten its industrial heritage and its Grade II* listed status. This means that we will replace its components on a ‘like-for like’ basis so that it retains its magnificent appearance.

To reduce the impact on the local community and tourism in Barmouth, we’ve carefully planned our work to take place over three years – with three shorter full closures of the viaduct, rather than one longer full closure. We would like to thank you in advance for bearing with us during this work. For further information about our work, please download our frequently asked questions

Barmouth Viaduct FAQs

Barmouth Viaduct Upgrade FAQs June 2020 – English
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Barmouth Viaduct Upgrade FAQ June 2020 – Welsh
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Get in touch

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this work, please call our dedicated 24-hour national helpline on: 03457 11 41 41 or email crwales@networkrail.co.uk.