Rejuvination of Amlwch and Anglesey
by Leslie Lord
Old Railway Bridge - Dingle Llangefni
Have any of our Councilors visited towns which have train services which are run by enthusiasts?
They are vibriant and commercialy sucessful.
For a start why not operate a train from Llanerchymedd to Amlwch?
This would involve minimum bridge work as I think there are more road bridges over the track than rail bridges over. There has been considerable expenditure at Llanerchymedd in repairing the original station buldings and the construction of a new meeting place and cafe adjacent.
The council carpark at the rear of Cliff Davis' garage, where the rail track runs along side it, this could be the site of a temporary Amlwch Station.
Yes, I hear you say that the train would cross a road without gates or barriers, but this happens on the regular Scotish West coast line on its way to Malaig without problems. They mansge with a flashing light and a bell.
Why not try it in 2012?. If not just for the summer months,it would bring people into both villages,into shops, stores and cafes.
There could be a mini bus service at reasonable cost up to Parys Mountain and Amlwch Port.
Some expert operating staff would be required but the majority would be volunteers.
A third of the money spent(sorry 'wasted')at the port carpark would have put the train into use.