• A '15 year journey' to transform Welsh railway

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
"The new operators of Wales and Borders rail services have taken over the running of the franchise.

French-Spanish joint venture Keolis Amey promises to eventually replace all trains, at a cost of £800m.

There is also £738m to electrify the South Wales valley lines, more services and the start of the new South Wales Metro over the next 15 years."
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-45 ... sh-railway" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
  by george matthews
There's a story emerging that the Welsh government may revive the rail link between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen. At present there is only a bus route or private car. Probably the track bed is mostly still available for revival.
A DRAFT report on the possibility of reopening the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen railway line will shortly be considered by the Welsh Government, the Cambrian News understands.
It follows the Welsh Government’s setting-up of a £300,000 feasibility study into the mooted scheme last summer following a high-profile campaign by lobby group Traws Link Cymru.
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article. ... hyear=2018" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If the link is built there might be trains up the west coast. The obvious future possibility is to restore the link from Portmadoc to Carnarvon.