Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Network Rail is looking at restoring services on the disused Amlwch branch line (on Anglesey) that closed to passenger traffic more than 35 years ago. The old line between Llangefni and Gaerwen shut in 1964 but remained in use for chemical freight until the early 1990s. The four-and-a-half miles (7.2km) of track will be subject to a feasibility study will see engineers looking at 31 bridge and culverts, as well as earthworks on the route. They will also examine the feasibility of refurbishing the Llangefni station building and its disused platform. This is good news - any chance that network Rail can have a look at the old line between Little Mill and Usk, with a view to similar feasibility study?

1 comment:

  1. I was going to ask you for more details when you mentioned it before, Jonathan. Has a group been set up? Is there a website?

    I looked at it on the map, and this is the route. The tunnel under the castle is a bit overgrown, but looks refurbishable. Beyond Usk is more problematic, as the A449 has been built on the track bed. But it would be good to link Usk to Newport ... and beyond. More pictures here.