WELSH COAL TRAFFIC TO THE METROPOLIS.|1866-06-02|The Brecon Reporter and South Wales General Advertiser - Welsh Newspapers Online
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WELSH COAL TRAFFIC TO THE METROPOLIS. The importance of obtaining a cheap supply of coal for the Metropolis has often been referred to, and within the last two years especial attention has been paid to securing improved railway communi- cation from the various colliery districts to London. Although the South Wales coal-field is the nearest to the metropolis, it did not supply more than 3 per cent. of the total comsumption in 1865, and, according to the opinion of those practically ac- quainted with the matter, this is mainly to be at- tributed to the want of adequate railway facilities, and more especially to the absence of a direct nar- row-guage communication from South Wales. The Great Western Company have a broad guage to the district and also a narrow guage via Worcester, but the latter is a long way round, and it is but just to add that during the past twelve months they have made energetic efforts to develop the traffic. The rates have been considerably reduced, and for the six months ending the 31st of March last, they conveyed of Welsh coal to London 104,375 tons against 71,735 tons in the correspon- ding six months of 1864-5. These figures show that the trade is capable of great extension, once proper facilities are afforded and moderate rates of tonnage are charged. It is satisfactory to add that the Great Western Company are in Parlia- ment this session for powers to lay down a narrow- guage rail on their broad guage, and once this ac- complished the colliery proprietors will be enabled to send their wagons direct from the pit's mouth to the metropolitan markets without break of guage, and the result will be a material benefit to both seller and consumer. It is expected that the price of Welsh coal in London will then be 3s. to 4s. per ton lower than at present. -Tinies.

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