The Anonymous Widower

Developing The Ebbw Valley Railway

There are various developments proposed for the Ebbw Valley Railway.

A Second Hourly Service To Newport

In Proposed Additional Services in the Wikipedia entry for the line, this is said.

A second hourly service to Newport is proposed for the line. A South East Wales Transport Alliance (Sewta) report in 2006 noted that additional infrastructure work would be required to enable the service to become half-hourly (one train running to Cardiff and another to Newport). An additional seven miles (11 km) of double track would be needed between Aberbeeg Junction and Crosskeys and additional platforms at Newbridge and Llanhilleth stations would be required.

Network Rail says additional work needs to be done, but from various news reports, the service from Ebbw Vale Town to Newport is some years away, but could be completed in 2018.

Possible Stations

In A Look At New Station Projects, I’ve found several.

  • Aberbeeg has  been proposed for reopening.
  • Abercarn has been proposed for reopening.
  • Abertillery has been proposed for reopening on a new branch.
  • Cwm has been proposed for reopening.

I’m sure there could be others.


March 17, 2017 - Posted by | Travel | , ,

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  1. […] Aberbeeg has been proposed for reopening on the Ebbw Valley Railway. See Developing The Ebbw Valley Railway. […]

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