Abergavenny railway station
|Welsh: Y Fenni|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|2 January 1854||Station opens|
|19 July 1950||Renamed Abergavenny Monmouth Road|
|6 May 1968||Renamed Abergavenny|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Abergavenny from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, the line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. In 1950, the station was renamed Abergavenny Monmouth Road, and changed back to its simple name in 1968.
A branch line to Brynmawr was opened in 1862 starting at Abergavenny Junction station north of the current station, constructed by the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway. The line also had a station in the town called Abergavenny Brecon Road, making three stations in all.
This company was acquired by the London and North Western Railway in 1866.
In 1958 the MT&AR passenger trains ceased and Abergavenny Junction was closed.
GWR Locomotive 'Abergavenny Castle'
This is a staffed station in the daytime. It has disabled access to platforms, a cafeteria and toilets plus large waiting rooms on both tracksides.
With a few exceptions, the weekday daytime service pattern typically sees one train per hour in each direction between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, with most trains continuing beyond Cardiff to Swansea and West Wales. There is also a two-hourly service between Cardiff and the North Wales Coast Line. These service are all operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
Two trains per day in the early morning on weekdays to London Paddington, via Hereford and the Cotswold Line commenced operation in December 2007. However they were short lived, being withdrawn in December 2008; they were deemed pointless due to changing at Newport being quicker. These services were operated by First Great Western.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Pontypool and New Inn
|Arriva Trains Wales
Welsh Marches Line
|Arriva Trains Wales
North-South "Premier" service
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- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
- Abergavenny station on navigable O.S. map
- "Abergavenny railway station". transportheritage.com. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
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