Further funding has been secured to renovate the second part of a previously forgotten railway station in north Carmarthenshire.
Earlier this year, volunteers uncovered the platforms of the station at Bro’r Orsaf, Llanfihangel ar Arth, after years of being hidden by brambles and weeds.
The Community Engagement Team has successfully applied for two grants to help with the scheme – Tidy Towns grants have been provided by the Welsh Government, and match funding has been secured from the Environmental Works Project grant provided by Carmarthenshire County Council as part of its £203million Carmarthenshire Homes Standard project.
Hundreds of bags of litter and a blanket of overgrowth have been cleared from the site, exposing its historic features, and new fencing and drainage works have also been completed.
Environmental Works Project Manager, Clare Tinkler, said: “This funding will allow us to renovate the second part of the railway, which will clear the line as far as the tunnel area.
“It is anticipated that the community will take over the area once the works are complete and hopefully it will become a tourist attraction for the area.”
The Environmental Works Project forms part of the Carmarthenshire Homes Standard – a major improvement programme to update council homes and benefit communities.
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