Gloucester to Newport Line

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Gloucester-Newport Line
Principal stations (from east to west)

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for Golden Valley Line
Severn Tunnel Junction
for South Wales Main Line
for South Wales Main Line
for Welsh Marches Line

The Gloucester to Newport Line is a railway cutoff along the bank of the River Severn in the United Kingdom from Gloucester to Newport. It is an important link between the West Midlands and South Wales, and was formerly the main route from London before the construction of the Severn Tunnel.

The places served by the route are:

Local passenger services are currently provided by Arriva Trains Wales, with an approximately hourly service in each direction. These are supplemented by Central Trains services between Cardiff and Nottingham, which are part of their "Citylink" network. The Central Trains services serve Gloucester and Newport, but do not serve any of the intermediate stations except during the early morning and late evening.

Though Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction stations are 3/4 mile apart, Caldicot's centrality kept it open in 1964 when other small stations were closed under Beeching's axe. Severn Tunnel Junction serves the village of Rogiet and is where this line merges with the main line through the tunnel, so it is also a stop on the Cardiff-Bristol service.

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Railway lines in South-West England and the "Great Western" zone :
Main lines:  Cross-Country Route   Great Western Main Line
 Cherwell Valley Line   Gloucester-Newport Line   Exeter-Paignton "Riviera" Line   South Wales Main Line  
 Wessex Main Line   West of England Main Line   
Commuter lines:  Severn Beach Line   Slough-Windsor & Eton Line
Rural lines:  Exeter-Barnstaple "Tarka" Line   Exeter-Exmouth "Avocet" Line   Golden Valley Line   Heart of Wessex Line  
 Henley Branch Line   Looe Valley Line   Marlow Branch Line   Par-Newquay "Atlantic Coast" Line  
 St Ives Bay Line   Tamar Valley Line   Truro-Falmouth "Maritime" Line 

Railway lines in Wales:
Main lines:  Gloucester-Newport Line   North Wales Coast Line   Shrewsbury-Chester Line   South Wales Main Line   Welsh Marches Line 
Valley lines:           Butetown Branch            City Line            Coryton Line            Ebbw Valley Line            Maesteg Line 
          Merthyr Line            Rhondda Line            Rhymney Line            Vale of Glamorgan Line 
Rural lines:  Borderlands Line   Cambrian Line   Conwy Valley Line   Heart of Wales Line   West Wales Line