Monday 18th July marks an important day for the Gwili Railway. We are, at last, commencing work on the development at Abergwili Junction. Phase one will see the construction of the access road to the site from the A485, and th car park, in addition to the foundations of the Dan Do shed, with the shed itself to follow in the spring of next year.
We have been aided, with thanks, by the award of a Community Asset Development Grant for £150,000, which is a European Regional Development Fund Grant awarded via the Welsh Government.
Further funds have been provided by the Gwili Railway Company, Gwili Railway Preservation Society and Welsh Railway Trust who have in turn collected funds for the project for numerous individuals, and we must offer sincere thanks to all those who have contributed, which has allowed us to get to the start line. Equally the “in kind” time of some key individuals have saved funds at the design stage and have allowed us to use these hard won funds for the physical works.
Matt Bowen, the railway’s chairman commented” We are very excited to be commencing the development of the site at Abergwili which will provide new and enhanced facilities for the railway, our visitors and the local community. We look forward to working with our contractor, Ian Davies Plant in executing the works with the aim of starting all trains from Abergwili Junction by Easter 2023”.