Vale of Towy Railway

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The Vale of Towy Railway (VoTR) was a Welsh railway that provided an 11.25 mile-long extension of the Llanelly Railway from Llandeilo to Llandovery. It was incorporated by Act of Parliament of 10 July 1854 and opened on 1 April 1858.[1]

Overview[edit]

The VoTR was a standard gauge route that provided an alternative to the Great Western Railway and Llandovery became a potential endpoint for other rail companies in North Wales and the West of England.

Stations[edit]

Intermediate stations were built at (from north to south) Llanwrda, Llangadog, Glanrhyd (closed) and Talley Road (closed).

The route today[edit]

The route remains in use as part of the Heart of Wales Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baughan page 203