Pending successful completion of Phase 2 we would then move onto a line survey and line clearance phase which will involve clearing the mothballed sections of line of vegetation, overhanging trees etc with a view to carrying out a detailed survey of the line to be able to properly cost and specify the next few phases. The costs of this work includes costs for disposing of waste that cannot be recycled either internally or externally.
The intention is to use Maentwrog Road as a base for these survey and clearance works with all such recovered materials transported to Maentwrog Road on the trolleys for waste management purposes. Some of these costs can potentially be recovered by selling the removed trees and branches as logs and kindling. There may be other scrap that can result in a monetary value for the trust.
The plan would be to initially clear Maentwrog Road then clear Maentwrog Road to Trawsfynydd Lake Halt before reversing direction and heading north towards Blaenau Ffestiniog.