Porthmadog cross town link


Porthmadog cross town link

The Porthmadog cross town link is a narrow gauge railway being built to link the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway in Porthmadog [cite web |url=http://whr.bangor.ac.uk/maps/Phase4_South_070402.pdf |title=Construction Map South] .

This railway was historically called the Junction Railway [cite web |url=http://www.andygoodwin.com/whr/working/images/work8m.jpg|title=1922 Operating Instructions] , and has also been called, more recently, the Harbour Branch.

The railway previously existed as part of the Welsh Highland Railway, and was removed after that railway closed in 1936.

It is now being rebuilt using new powers obtained by the Ffestiniog Railway. The new railway will run from Harbour Station on the Ffestiniog Railway to Pen-y-Mount Station on the Welsh Highland Railway.

The route will be as follows:

* Junction with the Ffestiniog Railway at Harbour Station (temporary connection laid March 2008). [cite web | url=http://whr.bangor.ac.uk/phase4/harbour.htm | title = Official website of the Welsh Higland Railway Project: Porthmadog Harbour]
* Cross Porthmadog High St and the River Glaslyn across the Britannia Bridge (under construction Spring 2008). cite web |url=http://whr.bangor.ac.uk/phase4/ctrl.htm |title=Official website of the Welsh Highland Railway Project: Porthmadog Cross-Town Link]
* Around the back of the Wilkinsons supermarket. As such this is a deviation from the original line, that broadly speaking went in front of what is now the supermarket
* Across the back streets, in front of the old mill (in progress Spring 2008)
* Across the Cambrian Railway on the level (completed Nov 2006)
* Along the track bed of the Welsh Highland Railway (completed March 2008). [cite web | url=http://whr.bangor.ac.uk/phase4/traeth-cambrian.htm | title = Official website of the Welsh Higland Railway Project: Traeth Mawr - Cambrian Crossing]
* Junction at Pen-y-Mount Station with existing line to Porthmadog (WHR) Station (completed Jul 2002) [cite web |url=http://www.pontcroesor.co.uk/pym.htm |title=Pont Croesor Extension - Pen-y-Mount Station]

References

rail line
previous=Pen-y-Mount
Welsh Highland Railway
route=Porthmadog cross town link
"Under construction"
next=Harbour Station
Ffestiniog Railway |col=000000

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