Wales

Aerial shots for Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail link bid

Aerial shots Image copyright Nigel Bird / Traws Link Cymru

A group campaigning for a train line linking Aberystwyth and Carmarthen has flown its proposed route to take aerial shots.

Traws Link Cymru said the flight showed the "vast majority" of the 56-mile (90km) track bed was unaffected by development.

The line, which stopped at more than 20 stations, closed in 1965. The group is hoping for a 90-minute service between the two towns.

Reinstatement would cost about £650m.

Image copyright Nigel Bird / Traws Link Cymru

Nigel Bird from Traws Link Cymru said: "Almost three hours of footage was recorded, from three cameras mounted on or in the plane.

"When edited this should provide a useful record when the full feasibility study is approved, hopefully later this year."

The drive between the two towns takes about 90 minutes, but a train journey would take six hours or more travelling via Shrewsbury, Newport and Cardiff.

Image copyright Nigel Bird / Traws Link Cymru

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