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Chronology for Rhondda Valley Branches

//1800Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extension to Maerdy opened by buying a private line from Ferndale to Maerdy.
//1849Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extended from Porth to Dinas.
/12/1849Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extended from Porth to Ynyshir.
//1856Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extension to Ferndale opened.
7/8/1856Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extension to Treherbert opened.
4/2/1861Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Pontypridd to Ystrad opened to passengers.
//1863Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Opened from Tonypandy to Blaenclydach Goods. The line was worked by specially designed 0-6-0 tank engines, of 1884, which were safe to work on the incline. The incline was also cable operated.
7/1/1863Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Ystrad to Treherbert opened to passengers.
/6/1876Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Porth to Maerdy opened to passengers.
//1889Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Extended to Pwllrhebog Colliery by buying its railway.
//1900Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Introduce steam railcars to compete with buses.
1/7/1951Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Closed.
15/6/1964Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Porth to Maerdy closed to passengers and line singled.
//1973Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Singled from Cwmparc to Treherbert.
//1981Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)Porth to Cwmparc singled.
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