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The brief for this project required an assessment of the abandoned railway line between Brynmenyn at the southern end, near Bridgend, and Pontycwmmer to the north, a distance of some 6 miles, and proposals for new railway buildings at each terminus with intermediate platforms, shelters and halts en-route.

The Feasibility Study is ambitious with its inclusion of substantial new railway buildings that are to be consistent with Victorian railway architecture of that period, and is intended to support a lottery bid that will also include detailed Business Plans and Preliminary Development Costings.

The scope of feasibility work is presented via a Route Map for the entire length of railway scheme showing key landmarks, track layout and stations and includes:

Pontycymmer Terminus:
a) car parks/station building/platforms/track layout
b) detailed layout drawings for buildings & facilities

Brynmenyn Terminus:
a) car parks/station building/platforms/track layout
b) childrens playground/restaurant/snack bar
c) picnic area/souvenir/craft shop
d) detailed layout drawings for buildings and facilities

Layouts for Bryngarw Park Halt, track, platforms & shelters, signal box, and platforms at Llangeinor, Bryngarw and Braichi crossing.

Additional buildings for Brynmenyn:
a) Engine shed & restoration centre
b) Carriage & wagon restoration centre
c) Railway museum & heritage centre

Client:
Garw Valley Railway Company Ltd

Consultant Engineers:
Arup, Bristol

Cost Consultants:
Cyril Sweett, Bristol

Graphic Design:
Mark Brierley


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