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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

13a Broad Street
Blaenavon
Torfaen
NP4 9ND
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway online: information and bookings

The line from Brynmawr to Blaenavon was built in 1866 to transport coal to the Midlands. Eight years later the line was extended to meet the Great Western Railway at Abersychan and Talwain and carried on down the valley through Pontypool to the coast at Newport. The line closed to passengers in 1941 and to goods by 1954 although the line was used to transport coal from Big Pit and other mines up until 1980.

The line is only a limited length of the original track but has been preserved thanks to local railway enthusiasts. It is highest standard gauge preserved railway in Wales and England and travels through wild and dramatic landscape under the Coity Mountain. Its setting ensures spectacular views of the landscape and passes the picturesque Garn Lakes. There are a variety of steam and diesel rolling stock and locomotives on site which will be enjoyed by novices and experts a like

Facilities
Parking
Drinks and light refreshments on board
Gift shop

Opening Times
Trains operate every Saturday and Sunday from Easter until the end of September and Bank Holiday Mondays, open most days in August. Special events throughout the year, including Santa Specials at Christmas. Please telephone for details.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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