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.
At Wales On Line; See Here
At The Rhondda Tunnel Society; See Here
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