12 Aug

Rhondda Tunnel on the right track after confirmation of study

Latest News From Our MTB Self-Catering Accommodation in Glyncorrwg.

Welsh Government minister Minister Edwina Hart has commissioned a feasibility study to look at reopening Wales’ longest disused railway tunnel.

ON the eve of the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Rhondda Tunnel, the society aiming to re-open it has received a boost from the Welsh Government.

In a letter to Rhondda AM Leighton Andrews, Economy and Transport Minister Edwina Hart confirmed that she has commissioned a feasibility study to look at reopening Wales’ longest disused railway tunnel as a tourist attraction.

The 3km (1.8 mile) tunnel, which originally opened on July 2,1890, was closed in 1969 before being covered over in 1979.

As We Said Before:

This could be good news for any biking family holiday-makers who like a nice flattish mono-terrain ‘family’ mountain bike day out.  Ideal for a short weekend break or  a rural retreat during a school holiday.

You could soon ride from Glyncorrwg on an extension of the newly-renovated Rheilffordd Trail right in to the Rhondda – to Treorci or even Tonypandy.

Maybe not so good for the adventurous MTB type that like the rough trails around Glyncorrwg and Afan though.

Read More:

At Wales On Line;                        See Here

At The Rhondda Tunnel Society;             See Here

RTS on Twitter;                           @Rhondda_Tunnel

 

 

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