Gloucester to Newport Line

Gloucester to Newport Line

The Gloucester to Newport Line is a railway line that runs along the bank of the River Severn in the United Kingdom from Gloucester to Newport.

Originally part of the South Wales Railway on the main route from London before 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:
* Gloucester
* Lydney
**Connection with Dean Forest Railway
* Chepstow
* Caldicot
* Severn Tunnel Junction
* Newport
**Connections with South Wales Main Line and 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 CrossCountry services between Cardiff and 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 Rogiet and is where this line merges with the main line through the tunnel, so it is also a stop on the Cardiff-Bristol service.

External links

* [ Dudley Mall - Railway directory - Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central]

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