Progress is being made with the Welsh Government’s plans to build a world class rail testing centre at the Nant Helen surface mine and Onllwyn coal washery at the head of the Dulais and Tawe valleys, with around £80 million pledged of the approximately £200 million needed to build the facility. The Welsh Government itself is providing £50 million and the UK Government £30 million for the Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE), with a quest now launched to secure an extra £120 million.
By James AbbottNews
Future link to the GCRE: DB Cargo loco No 66171 works the 4O32 Margam to Onllwyn arriving at Onllwyn on 4 November 2021. Jamie Squibbs