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Location:
51 47N 3 21W; UK National Grid Ref: SO 049 097

Brecon Mountain Railway, Pant Station, MERTHYR TYDFIL, Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom. CF48 2UP

Tel: +44 (0)1685 722988 Fax +44 (0)1685) 384854
Email: enquiries@breconmountainrailway.co.uk

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Dwarfed by the Brecon Beacons, a Dol-y-gaer to Pant train approaches Ponsticill Halt on the BMRThe Brecon Mountain Railway is one of The Great Little Trains of Wales, a group of Welsh narrow gauge railways which offers bargain travel through its Wanderer Ticket scheme.

(Left) Dwarfed by the Brecon Beacons, a Dol-y-Gaer to Pant train approaches Ponsticill Halt on the BMR

Built on the trackbed of the former Brecon and Merthyr Railway, it operates over 3 miles of 2-ft gauge track from Pant to Dol-y-Gaer, though its ultimate destination will be Torpantau, location of the highest railway tunnel in Britain.

Skirting the picturesque Taff Fechan reservoir at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, there is a small Halt at Pontsticill  (left) where passengers can detrain to picnic or to take a walk into the forest. For a longer stay, holiday accommodation is also provided in the old Pontsticill signal box.

The railway's workshop, souvenir shop and licensed restaurant are located at Pant. They open one hour before the departure of the first train of the day. Ramp access and modified toilets provide excellent facilities for the disabled, while one of the carriages on the train has been specially adapted for wheelchair-bound visitors. At Pant, there is also a free car park, and a new footpath leading to a picnic site with a panoramic view of the valley.

2014/5 Opening dates, times and fares

Fares
Adults 11.00; Seniors 9.75; Children under 15 years 5.50 (two years under travel free); Dogs 2.50
There is also a Family Saver fare, when two children per adult travel for 4.75 each

Fares (From April 1st)
Adults 12.00; Seniors 10.75; Children under 15 years 6.00 (two years under travel free); Dogs 2.50
There is also a Family Saver fare, when two children per adult travel for 4.75 each

Groups
Adults 9.75; Seniors 8.75; Children 5.25

Schools
Adults 5.25; Children 5.25

Christmas Specials
Adults 13.50; Children 11.50

Birthday Parties
Make your Child's day a special one with a Birthday Party with a difference. Ring the station on 01685 722988 for an information pack.

Contact the Railway for details of Special Event timetables.

How to get there

The railway is located just off the A465 Heads of the Valleys trunk road: just follow the 'Mountain Railway' signs. It is three miles north of Merthyr Tydfil railway station, and is served by a half-hourly bus service (routes 30/31) from the nearby bus station.
For details of connecting services, including travel planner and timetables, visit the Traveline Cymru website.

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Copyright 1996/7/8/9/2000/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11 /12/13/14 by Deryck Lewis. Photograph copyright 1999. All rights reserved.
Page created July 14 1996; Redesigned March 29 1999; Updated March 19 2014
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