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]


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.


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

The route today[edit]

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


  1. ^ Baughan page 203