GCRE promises to be testing gamechanger

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.

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