27 April 1998
Farmers fuming at Snowdonia rail plan

PLANS to build a 25-mile railway in the Snowdonia National Park have left farmers in the area fuming.

Richard Williams, who has been farming at Pontreuddyn Farm near Tremadog for 30 years, says the railway will tear his 100ha (247 acre) property in half.

He is chairman of Gwarchod, a local action committee campaigning against the railway plan.

The protestors claim it will cut through 25 farms in all and cause economic havoc in the region. The National Park Authority, the National Trust, the Ramblers Association and the National Farmers Union all oppose the construction of the line between Dinas Junction and Porthmadog.

  • The Times 27/04/98 page 8