After 17 years in the making, the extension of Gwili Railway in South Wales is now up and running.
The line now connects Bronwydd Arms with Abergwili – a new station that is on the outskirts of Carmarthen. This long-awaited extension of 1.75 miles brings the line to approximately 4 miles in length and there are already plans to expand a further 5 miles to Colwill and Llanpumsaint. This would bring the line up to around 10 miles in length. However, further plans to extend are still in the early phases.
This newly opened extension is the biggest in the line’s history and the first since 2001. it cost around £500,000 and material has been donated from the Swansea Vale railway.
It passes over “Gwili Falls “ which is certain to become a favourite with the passengers.
The railway runs on the original mainline from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth. The extension was opened on Saturday by Silvia Davies; the wife of Geler Davies who was the driver of the last passenger train from Carmarthen to Aberystwyth.
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