Bridgend Motorworks Branch (British Railways)


This single track branch was built for the Ford Bridgend Engine Plant which opened in 1980. It joins the Vale of Glamorgan Railway south of Barry Junction, Bridgend. Departure is to the east. The line crosses the A48 on the level just outside the works. Trains travel to and from Ford Dagenham.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This engine plant is located at Waterton, just to the south east of Bridgend. It is served by a railway from the Vale of Glamorgan Railway with sidings on the south side of the plant, a small yard leading to a siding on the south side of the works. To the west the line crosses the A48 on the level. Trains travel to Ford Dagenham.

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This is the level crossing with the A48 at Waterton on the branch to the works from the Vale of Glamorgan Railway. Seen on 6th June, 2019 the day they ...
Alastair McLellan 06/06/2019
On 6th June 2019 it was announced that the Ford Engine Plant at Bridgend will close in 2020. On the day of the announcement Colas Rail 56087 sits ...
Alastair McLellan 06/06/2019
On the day they announced the closure of Bridgend Ford Engine Plant this was sitting in the siding. It had arrived overnight and was due to return to ...
Alastair McLellan 06/06/2019