Trevithick Tunnel

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On the 21st February 1804, Merthyr witnessed the first ever steam locomotive journey, as Richard Trevithick’s ‘Pendydarren Locomotive’ travelled down through Pentrebach and on to Abercynon.

 

Trevithick is largely overlooked as the creator of the World’s first steam locomotive but the site in Merthyr Tydfil is now part of a nine-mile heritage trail which passes through diverse habitats and is ideal for walking, cycling, wheelchairs or horse riding.

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Top consultants sought for ambitious heritage ‘Masterplan’

Top consultants sought for ambitious heritage ‘Masterplan’

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is seeking a team of top consultants to prepare a strategic Masterplan for a visitor attraction of international quality based on the town’s pivotal role in the industrial revolution.

The multi-million pound deve…

Good news for Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station Development

Good news for Merthyr Tydfil Bus Station Development

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Bus station statement by Council Leader Cllr Kevin O'Neill: 
“Following a statement made today by Economy and Transport Minister Ken Skates, as the Leader of the Independent-controlled Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, I’m delight…