of the line
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?
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.
for restoring the line:
|Reasons against restoring the
- Tourist facility
- Commuter facility
- Environmentally friendly
- Efficient transport system
- Links with existing railway system
- Possible reduction of pollution
- 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."