GAERWEN - AMLWCH

THE RAILWAY REINSTATEMENT ASSOCIATION

GAERWEN - AMLWCH

 

Originally built as an independent railway, i opened in portions from 1864 to 1867 the Anglesey Central Railway (Welsh: Lein Amlwch, Amlwch Line) was a 17.5 miles (28.2 km) long standard-gauge railway in Anglesey, Wales, connecting the port of Amlwch and the county town of Llangefni with the North Wales Coast Line at Gaerwen. Built . Due to financial troubles the railway was sold to the London and North Western Railway in 1876, who invested significantly in the infrastructure. Operation continued under various companies during the 20th century, but passenger services were withdrawn in 1964 as part of the Beeching Axe. Industrial freight services continued until 1993.

 

It has remained a mothballed freight line ever since, the track left in situ. and local groups have demonstrated an interest in restoring services (possibly as a heritage railway). The sustainable transport charity Sustrans has proposed to use the route as a cycle path. The Welsh Assembly Government, in partnership with Network Rail, commissioned a feasibility study into the reopening of the line, which started in early 2011.