Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil

October 14th, 2020 by

The Merthyr line is no humble commuter line. In this Window Seater guide, we’ll ride with you to explain how the River Taff shaped the valley which shaped the world.

The route tells a truly Welsh story – one of survival and courage in the face of exploitation and devastation. It tells a story of sound – of iron works and collieries, of the world’s first steam rail journey and railway service, of the Welsh National Anthem and Tom Jones himself, and of an ever flowing and changing river and the environment it supports.

Get yourself on board, make yourself comfortable (preferably by a window – both sides have merit), put on your mask if you haven’t already (this was recorded during the pandemic, after all), and we’ll notify you when there’s a story to tell.

For now, this Window Seater journey is just a trial, and is only offered in English. If you’d like to hear it in Welsh, or if you have any comments or feedback, please contact us.

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