Future of the line

Some people have campaigned for the Mumbles Railway to be restored. For example, the 'Mumbles Railway Society' was formed to promote interest in the line. There are arguments for and against restoration.
What do you think?

There are reasons for and against restoring the Mumbles Railway. Can you think of any other reasons?

Do you think the Mumbles Railway should be reconstructed? Discuss and give valid reasons to support your arguments.

Reasons for restoring the line:

Reasons against restoring the line:
  • Tourist facility
  • Commuter facility
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Efficient transport system
  • Links with existing railway system
  • Possible reduction of pollution
  • Cost
  • Siting of new route
  • Destruction of existing leisure facilities
  • Cycle track
  • Disturbance of exisiting green areas
  • Risk: might not prove to be popular

Plans to bring back the historic Mumbles Railway may have finally hit the end of the line.
A £20 million project has not been submitted in the bids for Millenium money. Mumbles Railway Society chairman, Mr. Tony Cottle said, "We are a bit upset. This isn't the end of the line for the railway. We are still in talks with a major company which may be interested."