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The Vale of Glamorgan Railway

The Vale of Glamorgan Railway

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Colin Chapman continues his excellent surveys of railways in South Wales turning his attention this time to the Barry Railway’s route from Barry to Bridgend which runs via Rhoose, Aberthaw and Llantwit Major and remains open as a freight only line in the 1990s. Although the passenger service ceased in 1964 a number of proposals have been made to reintroduce passenger trains. Rhoose is the site of Cardiff’s airport and it may one day be possible to travel between Cardiff Central station and the airport by train instead of by the dedicated bus service.

For most of the 19th century the Vale of Glamorgan remained untouched by the rapid development of the railway system which occurred elsewhere in South Wales.

There was little, apart from its agricultural wealth and limestone resources, to attract the attention of railway companies or speculators, and there was never sufficient support available for the successful promotion of locally-based schemes. In addition, the terrain of much of the area was not particularly sympathetic to the activities of railway engineers. When railways eventually came to the Vale they were the product of outside forces and influences, with the needs of the local communities being very much a secondary consideration.

Softback, 176 pages, black & white illustrations

ISBN: 9780853615231

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