Cambrian Line

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Cambrian Line
An Arriva Wales train pulls into Dovey Junction Station - geograph.org.uk - 1087576.jpg
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 pulls into Dovey Junction station, where the line splits to Pwllheli and Aberystwyth
Overview
Other name(s)Cambrian Coast Line
Native nameRheilffordd y Cambrian
StatusOperational
OwnerNetwork Rail
LocaleEngland:
Shropshire
Wales:
Powys
Ceredigion
Gwynedd
TerminiShrewsbury
Pwllheli / Aberystwyth
Stations33
Service
TypeHeavy rail
SystemNational Rail
ServicesShrewsburyPwllheli
ShrewsburyAberystwyth
Operator(s)Transport for Wales
Rolling stockClass 158 Express Sprinter
Class 97 Tractor
History
Opened1855–1869
Technical
Line lengthShrewsburyAberystwyth
80 mi 59 ch (129.93 km)
ShrewsburyPwllheli
117 mi 69 ch (189.68 km)
Number of tracks1 (2 in some stations)
CharacterRural
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationNone
SignallingETCS Level 2
A single-track stretch on the Cambrian Coast Line

The Cambrian Line (Welsh: Rheilffordd y Cambrian), sometimes called the Cambrian Coast Line, is a railway line that runs from Shrewsbury, England to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli, Wales.

It is a very scenic route. It runs through the Cambrian Mountains in central Wales and along the coast of Cardigan Bay.