Commercial Street Platform
Aberdare High Level
Black Lion Crossing Halt
Mill Street Platform
Ton Llwyd Halt
Godreaman Halt [2nd]
Godreaman Halt [1st]
Cwmaman Crossing Halt
Cwmaman Colliery Halt
| Dave Valley Junction|
Aberdare Canal Basin
Werfa Colliery Loading
Bwllfa No 2 Colliery
Middle Duffryn Junction
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
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 passengers from Navigation House to Mill Street west of Aberdare. Aberdate, Aberaman opened.
Passenger service cut back from Mill Street to Aberdare.
|02/07/1855||Aberdare Valley Railway|
Act for the Vale of Neath Railway to connect from Aberdare to Middle Duffryn Colliery. Chairman: Henry Austin Bruce.
Line doubled except for a short portion in Aberdare.
|21/07/1863||Dare Valley Railway|
Act for line promoted by the Taff Vale Railway to run from Dare Valley Junction, by Aberdare station, to pass under the Vale of Neath Railway Dare Branch and on to Nantmelyn Colliery and Bwlffa Dare Colliery. A branch to Hirwaun was also planned, but not built. Contractor: George Fisher of the Taff Vale Railway.
Aberdare renamed Aberdare Low Level.
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.
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: South Wales v. 12 (Regional railway history series)
B&R 120: South Wales Archive - DVD - B & R Video Productions
Lost Lines: Vale of Neath
The Vale of Neath Line: From Neath to Pontypool Road
Vale of Neath Line - From Neath to Pontypool Road, The
Walks to South Wales' Lakes and Waterfalls