- Gloucester to Newport Line
The Gloucester to Newport Line is a railway line that runs along the bank of the
River Severnin the United Kingdomfrom Gloucesterto Newport.
Originally part of the
South Wales Railwayon the main route from Londonbefore the construction of the Severn Tunnel; today it is an important link between the West Midlands and South Wales
The places served by the route are:
Dean Forest Railway
Severn Tunnel Junction
South Wales Main Lineand Welsh Marches Line
Local passenger services are currently provided by
Arriva Trains Wales, with an approximately hourly service in each direction. These are supplemented by CrossCountryservices between Cardiffand Nottingham, which serve Gloucester and Newport, but do not serve any of the intermediate stations except during the early morning and late evening.
Though Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction stations are only ¾ mile apart, Caldicot's centrality kept it open in 1964 when other small stations were closed under Beeching's axe. Severn Tunnel Junction serves the village of
Rogietand is where this line merges with the main line through the tunnel, so it is also a stop on the Cardiff- Bristolservice.
* [http://www.dudleymall.co.uk/loclrail/cheltcardiff.htm Dudley Mall - Railway directory - Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central]
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