Abercarn railway station

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Abercarn
Location
Place Abercarn
Area Caerphilly
Grid reference ST213951
Operations
Original company Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms ?
History
21 December 1850 (1850-12-21) Opened
7 December 1959 Closed to goods
30 April 1962 Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abercarn railway station served the village of Abercarn, in the county of Monmouthshire.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 21 December 1850.[2][3] It was resited following a deviation of the line in c. 1867.[3] It became part of the Great Western Railway on 1 August 1880 when the Monmouthshire Railway was taken over having been leased to the Great Western from 1 August 1875.[4] Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed to passengers by the British Transport Commission on 30 April 1962, having already closed to goods traffic on 7 December 1959.[2][3][5]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Celynen South Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Chapel Bridge
Line open, station closed

The site today[edit]

Trains on the reopened Ebbw Valley Railway pass the site between Cross Keys and Newbridge stations. There is no station at Abercarn now, although the site was one of those considered at the project's planning stage.[6]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section B3.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 11.
  3. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 52.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 36.
  5. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 1.
  6. ^ "The line's Website". Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Clinker, C.R. (1988) [1978]. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 0-905466-91-8. OCLC 655703233. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°39′01″N 3°08′13″W / 51.65030°N 3.13702°W / 51.65030; -3.13702