Welcome to WalesRails

A survey of railways in Wales and the tourist attractions they serve

Thumbnail map Of Europe showing approximate location of Wales

What's New at WalesRails?

North Wales
Mid Wales
South Wales

National Network

Route Sections

Gazetteer of Stations

About Wales

Trevithick 1804-2004
February 21 2004 marked the 200th anniversary of the first steam train to run on rails. The historic journey began in Merthyr Tydfil, and throughout 2004, a series of commemorative events took place, which can be reviewed

WalesRails does not have the resources to research relatives who worked on the railway, plan itineraries or provide detailed histories of railway companies and branches. Some of this information is provided in the relevant WalesRails pages, but where this isn't the case, there is a message board where queries can be posted for other visitors to answer.

There is also a site-specific search engine, where keywords can be used to find information.

Standard gauge
Narrow gauge

The Grand Tour

Official Websites

What's New

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The thumbnail maps on each of the WalesRails pages now all indicate the location of the route or railway covered by that page, a facility previously restricted to preserved railways only.

National Network times
The period of validity of published timetables has changed and do not fall into their usual Summer and winter designations. The current timetables run from May 18 to September 7 2014. (Some timetables are valid until December 13 2014. Check the dates given on the respective pages.)

Preserved Railways

Finally, the usual reminders

While it is believed that all links have been tested and are working properly, there will be inevitably some that may have been missed, or may have been broken during the update process. Notification of any problems would be welcomed by the author at WalesRails. Thanks! and enjoy your journeys on the railways of Wales.

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Copyright 1996/7/8/9/2000/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11 /12/13/14 by Deryck Lewis. All rights reserved.
Page created July 14 1996; Redesigned March 29 1999; Last updated May 18 2014

If you have any suggestions, comments, or glitches to report, please contact the author at WalesRails