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LOCAL RAILWAY COMMUNICATION.

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LOCAL RAILWAY COMMUNICATION. AMONG the various lines of road which we have from time to time advocated, as conducive to the general good, and as particularly calculated to promote the advantage of this district, a northward route which connecting the Severn with the Mersey, should enable the important mining, agricultural, and commercial districts, through which it would pass, to interchange their varied produc- tions with facility, has not been forgotten. Recent move- ments having- again brought the subject into more imme- diate notice, and the gloom which has so long hung over the railway world being now, we believe, in course of slow but steady dispersion, we have pleasure in again urging upon the attention of our readers the very great importance of this matter. # From Newport to Pontypool we are certain of a com- munication being shortly opened. The next thing will be a line from Pontypool through Abergavenny to Here- ford. For this, powers have been taken, but the pro- moters have also power to abandon the scheme. Hence the importance of their meeting with such encourage- ment as shall induce them to proceed. It is obvious that it will be of great mutual advantage for the inhabitants of the comparatively barren metallic hill districts, and the dwellers in the rich and beautiful county of Hereford, to interchange more readily and cheaply their varied productions. Then again, this extended line would vastly increase the value of that between Pontypool and Newport; and would be of much benefit and convenience to our own town. It appears, however, from a recent speech by Mr. Bailey, Jun., M.P., that the promoters of a line from Hereford to Pontypool will be much influ- enced by the extension of a line northward from Hereford to Shrewsbury there being no doubt of the completion of the former, should the latter be determined upon. For this reason, then, as well as for the augmented advan- tages which our own borough and all the vicinity of the southern portions of the route would certainly derive from the project, we hope that gentlemen of property and in- fluence, among us and around us, will do all they can to aid the carrying out of the Hereford and Shrewsbury line an undertaking fraught with such extended advantages to all within its sphere. The promoters propose to issue the requisite number of £20 shares, at £11) each, to the public, and "caution marking the guarded way," it is resolved not to proceed with the line, the estimated cost of which is £486,000, until the whole of the 5,000 shares are taken up. The hon. member for Wells has brought his active and comprehensive mind to bear upon this great object, as he has done in reference to important public operations con- nected with the trade and manufactures of our county, and the best results may be augured from his example, his zeal, and his talents, for the project. With a communication as far as Shrewsbury, the re- maining space necessary to form a connection with the j important towns at the mouth of the Mersey, and with the various lines which diyenre frpm thence, will snppdily DC securea. c shall then enjoy, m audition to the vast commercial advantages which such facilities of transit must confer, a direct passenger communication with Liverpool and its vicinity, and a far shorter route than we now possess, to the north-west and even the north mid- land parts of England, and to the most important parts of Scotland. In whatever light the subject may be viewed, its great utility cannot but be perceived. It is no mere thing of speculationâno project of doubtful good âbut there exists a certainty of its being beneficial. It is solid and substantial in its character; and we do hope that no depression in railways generally, nor any other cause, will prevent every effort being made to secure, by all suitable means, such a desideratum as the great line of communication to which we have been alluding.

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