THE GWILI RAILWAY’S EXTENSION TO CARMARTHEN
The Gwili Railway owns eight miles of the original track bed from Llanpumpsaint in the north to the site of Abergwili Junction in the south on the now closed Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway line.
It was closed to passenger services in 1963 and the last goods train ran in September 1972.
The Railway has reopened two and a half miles from Bronwydd Arms northwards along the Gwili Valley to Danycoed
The Railway has now embarked on its most ambitious single project,that of reopening the two mile section southwards from Bronwydd Arms to a new station on the northern outskirts of Carmarthen.
Near the site of the original Abergwili Junction, land has been acquired to allow the development and construction of a new station.
This will allow the Railway to provide at the Carmarthen station a most suitable and ideal facility. It will have modern facilities to benefit the visitors,the community and the Railway’s staff.
These may include shops,eating and drinking outlets,museum,
educational and visitor facilities.
The station is to have direct access off the Carmarthen Eastern By-pass and a large car and coach park.
There may be other options to relocate some of the railway’s engineering workshops here and to allow public access to view traditional skills being kept alive.
The detail plan for the site is still under discussion within the Railway,with the local community and with other third parties.
This web site will be used to publish any developments and detail as they become known.
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