Brecon Mountain Railway
Brecon Mountain Railway, Pant Station, MERTHYR TYDFIL, Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom. CF48 2UP
Tel: +44 (0)1685 722988
Fax +44 (0)1685) 384854
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The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of The Great Little Trains of Wales, a group of Welsh narrow gauge railways which offers bargain travel through its Wanderer Ticket scheme.
(Left) Dwarfed by the Brecon Beacons, a Dol-y-Gaer to Pant train approaches Ponsticill Halt on the BMR
Built on the trackbed of the former Brecon and Merthyr Railway, it operates over 3½ miles of 2-ft gauge track from Pant to Dol-y-Gaer, though its ultimate destination will be Torpantau, location of the highest railway tunnel in Britain.
Skirting the picturesque Taff Fechan reservoir at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, there is a small Halt at Pontsticill (left) where passengers can detrain to picnic or to take a walk into the forest. For a longer stay, holiday accommodation is also provided in the old Pontsticill signal box.
The railway's workshop, souvenir shop and licensed restaurant are located at Pant. They open one hour before the departure of the first train of the day. Ramp access and modified toilets provide excellent facilities for the disabled, while one of the carriages on the train has been specially adapted for wheelchair-bound visitors. At Pant, there is also a free car park, and a new footpath leading to a picnic site with a panoramic view of the valley.
Fares (From April 1st)
Adults £12.00; Seniors £10.75; Children under 15 years £6.00 (two years under travel free); Dogs £2.50
There is also a Family Saver fare, when two children per adult travel for £4.75 each
Adults £9.75; Seniors £8.75; Children £5.25
Adults £5.25; Children £5.25
Adults £13.50; Children £11.50
Contact the Railway for details of Special Event timetables.
The railway is located just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys trunk road: just follow
the 'Mountain Railway' signs. It is three miles north of Merthyr Tydfil railway
station, and is served by a half-hourly bus service (routes 30/31) from the nearby bus
For details of connecting services, including travel planner and timetables, visit the Traveline Cymru website.
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