- Welsh Marches Line
The Welsh Marches Line is the railway line from
Newportto Shrewsburyvia Abergavenny, Hereford, Craven Arms, and then, either to Creweand Manchestervia Whitchurch or alternately via the Shrewsbury and Chester Line to Wrexhamand Chesterwith services continuing to Holyhead. The line in this way links South Walesto northwest Englandvia the Welsh border region of the Welsh Marches, bypassing Birmingham, it is sometimes known as the "North and West route". Most trains to Chester, the North Wales Coast and Holyhead start from Cardiff, while many services to Crewe and Manchester now start from Milford Havenor Carmarthenand also serve Cardiffand sometimes Swansea.
The cities, towns and villages served by the routes are listed below from south to north:
**connections with the
South Wales Main Lineand line to Gloucester
Pontypooland New Inn
Cotswold Lineto Worcester
**connection with the
Heart of Wales Lineto Llanelli
Cambrian Lineto Aberystwythand Pwllheli, and the line to Wolverhampton.
**through services via the
Shrewsbury to Chester Lineto Wrexham, Chesterand Holyhead.
West Coast Main Line, and North Wales Coast Lineto Holyhead
**through services to
Arriva Trains Walesruns services on the line and many continue to Manchester Piccadilly, via Stockportor else to Holyhead via Wrexham and Chester.
The line is very popular for railtours, both
steamand diesel. During Autumn 2007, 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' visited the route on 2 returns and 1 single run from Bristol to Shrewsbury and Crewe. Also a few railtours hauled by Class 37's and Class 47's travelled along the line during the same time of year.
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