Ely Valley Railway


  /  /1860Great Western Railway
Buys the Cilely Colliery near Tonyrefail and the Ely Valley Railway. (1860s).
02/08/1860Ely Valley Railway
Broad gauge line opened from Llantrisant on the South Wales Railway. The line is worked by the Great Western Railway.
  /  /1861Ely Valley Railway
Great Western Railway takes a 999 year lease of the line.
  /01/1862Ely Valley Railway
Line built to Mwyndy Ironworks and Brofiskin limeworks and another to Gellyrhaidd Colliery.
  /12/1862Ely Valley Railway
Line extended from Tonyrefail to Penygraig Colliery.
  /  /1865Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Common Branch Junction to Llantrisant Common Branch Junction (with the Ely Valley Railway) opened.
  /01/1865Ely Valley Railway
Third rail laid from Maesaraul to Llantrisant is used by the Taff Vale Railway.
10/08/1878Ely and Clydach Valleys Railway
Extends the Ely Valley Railway from Penygraig to Cambrian Colliery by the Taff Vale Railway's Pwllrhebog Branch.
01/05/1901Ely Valley Railway
Passenger services start from Llantrisant to Penygraig.
  /  /1903Ely Valley Railway
Merged into the Great Western Railway.
30/11/1983Ely Valley Railway
Colliery and washery at Coed Ely closed and line closed from Coed Ely to Mwyndy Junction, excluded.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Pontyclun to Penygraig

FreightlinerHeavy Haul 66562, on a Barrow Hill to Port Talbot Grange Sidings loaded coal train, passes through Pontyclun station on 14th December ...
Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
The 0945 London Paddington to Swansea service passing through Pontyclun station on 14th December 2017.
Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
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Maesaraul Branch