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 Motive power variety at Aberystwyth
 Motive power variety at Aberystwyth in March last year.
Photo:-Gareth Marston


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Rail Survey 2023. Are Class 197s Dangerous?
North Coast & Cambrian Transport Liaison Committee, who operate under the auspices of the The North and Mid Wales Association of Local Councils recently carried out a survey of passenger rail use in their area, with challenging results. Their investigations included the Cambrian Lines, the Shrewsbury - Chester route and the North Wales Coast. Download a full copy here.

Unsuitable New Trains
Commitee member, Thomas Wheeler has been in correspondence with Lee Waters, M.S. of Welsh Government regarding the poor quality of design for the Class 197 Units being built for service on the Cambrian. Read what he says here.

Future Traction Policy for the Cambrian
Our contributor, Gareth Marston has written a paper examining the possibilites for various forms of traction on the Cambrian in the light of Climate Change and makes the case for electrification. After all, electrified secondary routes are quite common in Europe. Download a copy of the full text here.

Railfreight for the Cambrian?
Our commitee member, Angus Eickhoff produced a short paper examining the case for bringing back freight services to the Cambrian. Download a copy of the full text here.
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We were able to resume face to face meetings in June 2022.
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MINUTES OF MEETINGS (From December 2018)

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