HC Deb 21 December 1967 vol 756 c540W
Mr. E. Rowlands

asked the Minister of Transport if she will list the decisions made to close railways in Wales from April, 1962 until 15th October, 1964; and how many miles of line these decisions covered.

Mr. John Morris:

I regret that records are not readily available for the whole of this period. The information relating to decisions to discontinue all passenger services on railway lines in Wales from October, 1963 until 15th October, 1964 is as follows:—

Line Mileage
Swansea-Pontypool Road 42
Cardiff General-Cardiff Clarence Road ¾
Barry-Bridgend 19
Ruabon-Barmouth 52
Bala-Bala Junction ¾
Whitchurch-Welshpool 34
Caernarvon-Afon Wen 18¾
Bangor-Amlwch 17¾
Carmarthen-Aberystwyth 56

Mr. E. Rowlands

asked the Minister of Transport what was the mileage of railways in Wales approved for closure in the last two full months preceding 15th October 1964; and how this compares with the three years following that date.

Mr. Carmichael:

During the two months immediately preceding 15th October, 1964, consent was given to the withdrawal of passenger services from 190 miles of railway in Wales. During the three years since 15th October, 1964 there have been no consents to rail passenger closures in Wales.

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