This railway runs from Abercynon to Aberdare. The section between Aberdare and Fernhill is closed having been replaced by a parallel route.
Act for the line promoted by Sir John Guest and Crawshay Bailey (of Aberaman Iron Works). Line to run from Navigation House to Aberdare with a branch to Cwmbach from Cwmbach Junction to provide a connection with the Aberdare Iron Company's tramroad to Abernant.
Opened to minerals.
Opened to passengers from Navigation House to Mill Street west of Aberdare. Aberdate, Aberaman opened.
Line leased by the Taff Vale Railway to halt the expansion eastwards of the Vale of Neath Railway.
Passenger service cut back from Mill Street to Aberdare.
Line doubled except for a short portion in Aberdare.
|/ /1864||Taff Vale Extension|
Connection to the Aberdare Railway opened at Mountain Ash.
|/ /1864||Vale of Neath Railway|
Connection to the Aberdare Railway opened at Aberdare Gadlys Junction.
Traeman renamed Aberaman.
Merged into the Taff Vale Railway.
|/ /1905||Aberdare Railway|
Mill Street re-opened.
|/ /1912||Aberdare Railway|
Mill Street closed.
|/ /1913||Taff Vale Extension|
Connection to the Aberdare Railway at Mountain Ash removed.
Aberdare renamed Aberdare Low Level.
Aberdare Low Level closed.
Closed to passengers.
Singled and passing place retained at Abercwmboi.
Vale of Neath Railway|
Connection made from Cwmbach Junction to the former route of the Vale of Neath Railway. A crossing of the River Cynon required a bridge and a bridge from the Oxford and Princes Risborough line was used. Vale of Neath Railway reopened from there to Aberdare to provide access to Tower Colliery.
Closed between Cwmbach Junction and Aberdare on re-opening of Vale of Neath Railway route. This allowed road improvements, elimination of a level crossing, and property development and was financed by the council.
Abercynon North opened.
These locations are along the line.
Aberdare Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Aberdare: The Railways and Tramroads
Pontypridd to Merthyr: Including Aberdare (Welsh Valleys)
The Taff Vale Railway: Rails Around Rhondda and Aberdare Pt. 2 (Railway Heritage)