The Heart of Wales Line is a spectacular rural railway between Swansea and Shrewsbury. The seven days/week train service is operated by Transport for Wales. Much loved by day trippers and walkers, the line also provides a vital transport link for lively rural communities and towns across Mid Wales and the Borders.
From transporting freight in the early days and soldiers in WW1 to providing a vital public transport link today, the Heart of Wales Line has played a major role in community life. The railway line was built to transport coal from the deep coal mines in the Welsh valleys up North to the burgeoning factories of the industrial revolution. It was one of the few rural railway lines remaining and is also called the Central Wales Line.
The Heart of Wales Line links to major and urban routes across the UK Network via Crewe, Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Llanelli, Swansea and Cardiff.
*** 2018 is a special year in which The Heart Of Wales Line celebrates 150 years ***
Read more about the The Heart Of Wales Line here.
(5 miles to Llandovery, post code: SA20 0BE, Map)