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Links Page - Other organisations of interest to rail users in Mid Wales.

Please note that inclusion on SARPA's website does not mean we endorse or support the organisation its aims, policies or practices. Nor is it meant to be an exhaustive list. If planning to visit any of the venues or places listed here, it is your responsibility to check whether the rail service is suitable for your needs

We try and keep this page as up to date as possible but if you experience any broken links or other problems, we would consider it helpful if you could let us know.

                        Rail Related Sites      Local & Government Organisations      Venues & Places of Interest    
 Interchange at Dovey Junction

A link we'd all like to see happening more often; cross platform interchange at Dovey Junction between Coast Line trains and Aberystwyth services. A train for Pwllheli arrives whilst a Shrewsbury bound service waits in the loop.

Photo:- Denis Bates

Rail Related Sites

Arriva Trains Wales Official website of Cambrian Line Operator
Accessible UK Train Timetables this site to plan your journey
Transport Focus new UK Rail Passengers' watchdog
ACORP UK-wide association of community rail partnerships
Network Rail & Operator of Britain's Railway Infrastructure
British Transport Police National Police Force for the Railways
Traws Link Cymru to reopen the Aberystwyth - Carmarthen railway
Rail Future Campaign Group for Rail Improvments
Campaign for Better Transport formerly known as Transport 2000
Cambrian Rail Partnership details for days out using the Aberystwyth line
Carno Station Action Group Campaign to Reopen Carno Station
The Man in Seat 61 www.seat61.comComprehensive site for rail journeys to Europe & beyond
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Trains from Welshpool through the foothills of Wales.
Cambrian Railways Society Rail Centre & Museum.
Vale of Rheidol Railway gauge steam trains from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge
TfWM for the West Midlands
London Midland www.londonmidland.comTrain operator for services around the Midland Counties
Virgin Trains of West Coast Main Line and also Cross Country routes.
Chiltern Railways of alternative route from London to Birmingham.
ORR Station Usage Statistics of Rail & Road, Station Usage Information
Camden Books with amazing selection of technical & railway publications.
The Ultimate Steam Page ranging steam traction website.
Severn Valley Railway of much heritage steam traction from the Cambrian lines.
Christian Wolmar of articles on this rail commentator's website
North Wales Coast Railway Homepage' and Travellers Guide to North Wales Coast Line
Mid Wales Model Engineers Model engineering society in Newtown

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Local and Government Organisations

Powys County Council Authority for Welshpool, Newtown, Caersws, Machynlleth
Aberystwyth good independent site about Aberystwyth
Ceredigion Authority for Aberystwyth & Borth
Shopshire Council Authority for Shropshire
Mid Wales Tourism information for Mid Wales.
Welsh Assembly for Welsh Assembly Website
National Express West Midlands Bus information for the Birmingham area.
Welshpool Partnership www.welshpool.orgCommunity development organisation for Welshpool.
Ecodyfi Partnership regeneration organisation for the Dyfi Valley in Mid Wales.
Birmingham City Council Authority for Birmingham.
Department for Transport of Department for Transport, roads and all!

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Venues & Places of Interest

Aberystwyth Arts Centre   Main arts venue in Aberystwyth.
Tabernacle Arts Centre, Machynlleth   Dynamic arts venue based in Machynlleth
Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)   Solutions to serious environmental challenges.
Theatr Hafren   Theatre for Mid Wales in Newtown
Old Market Hall   Cinema & digital media centre in Shrewsbury.
Angus Eickhoff   The compiler of this site doing his day job!
The Bull Ring   Glamorous new shopping centre in Birmingham.
Birmingham Airport   Mid Wales'gateway to the World
National Exhibition Centre   Final destination for trains from the Cambrian
Ikon Gallery   Leading contemporary art gallery in central Birmingham.
Vivid Projects   Venue for media based arts in Birmingham.
Midland Arts Centre   Extensive Arts Centre in Canon Hill Park, Birmingham.
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery   Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery homepage.
Black Country Living Museum   Open air museum of Black Country life.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum   Open air museum of the industrial revolution
Thinktank   Birmingham's new science museum.
Barber Intstitue of Fine Arts   Art gallery adjacent to Birmingham University.
Red Box Internet   Our webhosts.

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