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Railway Development Plan - Short, Medium and Long-term

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3 (interchangeable with Phase 4)

Phase 4 (interchangeable with Phase 3)

Completion of Phase 4 would extend the running line to around 5 1/4 miles in length. This would allow the LMMR to operate medium to large sized steam and diesel locomotives economically as part of a major tourist attraction for Llanelli, Carmarthenshire and Wales.

Linking with Swiss Valley Reservoirs will allow for integration with the water sport facilities and activities there. Read more about it

A park and ride rail shuttle service utilising the LMMRs Class 142 and 143 diesel multiple units with cycle-storage facilities would allow for a steady stream of visitors to the reservoirs over the summer months and reduce the burden on the parking availability at the reservoirs themselves.

It would also broaden the customer offer with the extra facilities and attractions available at Cynheidre.


Completion of Phases 2, 3 and 4 requires the railway to integrate and co-exist with the existing cycle-way. A detailed feasibility study will be required to identify pinch points and trouble areas along the route. Other similar projects have proved that such integration is possible and with the correct planning, advice, support and execution it can be achieved. Should phase 4 be completed then further avenues will be explored to carry on further south towards Furnace, Stradey and Llanelli.

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