In 1976 the Gwili Railway Company purchased 8 miles of the track bed of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Branch Line between Llanpumpsaint and Abergwili Junction.
Since then progress has been made and the Gwili Railway Company has been operating on two and a half miles of track between Bronwydd Arms Station and the recently constructed halt in the middle of the Gwili valley called Danycoed.
Building on this progress the Gwili Railway company has begun to extend the railway from Bronwydd Arms Station to a brand new station on the northern outskirts of Carmarthen To be called Abergwili Junction.
This will see the railway operating an extra distance of two miles and providing passengers with a view from the carriage windows that has not been seen for over 40 years.
This extension to the line will allow the Gwili Railway to offer better facilities for both customers and volunteers. Plans are in place for:
- Visitor Centre;
- Restoration Facilities
The Abergwili site (Photo. Doug Rice)
As you can see the site is
bordered by the A40 to the south and the A485 to the east. The new
entrance is planned to be about half way up on the right.
The new site will eventually include a large car and coach park
that will be accessible from the Carmarthen eastern by-pass.
This web site will be used to publish any developments and detail as they become known.