Vernon Jct. (1935 connection) - Court Sart (1935 connection)
Date Closed to Passenger Services
16 Sep 1935
Briton Ferry (East)
Treherbert - Swansea (East Dock)
B Mar 1935 91
Cobb Atlas Reference
137 74 93 - 74 95
RCH RJD141 1904
This section of line is a borderline case in relation to the definition of a separate line of route. In reality, most of the Rhondda & Swansea Bay line between Court Sart and Baglan Jct. ran parallel with and effectively shared the formation of the GW main line. This stretch was incorporated into the GW main line in 1935 with two connections, one immediately south of Briton Ferry East station and one south of Court Sart station. As far as I can make out they were little more than crossovers, though I may stand corrected. See RPSGB map 85.
I have included this section on the basis that it was built as part of a separately identifiable railway undertaking, viz. the Rhondda & Swansea Bay Railway.
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