Caerleon railway station

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Caerleon
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Station in 1959.
Location
Place Caerleon
Area Newport
Grid reference ST337910
Operations
Original company Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
21 December 1874 (1874-12-21) Opened
30 April 1962 Closed to passengers
29 November 1965 Closed to all traffic
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Caerleon railway station is a former station serving Caerleon on the east side of the city of Newport.

History[edit]

Station buildings in Caerleon awaiting platform rebuilding and station re-opening on the Welsh Marches Line.

The station was opened by the Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway on 21 December 1874.[1][2] This came after the absorption of the Pontypool company by the Great Western Railway.[3] The station closed to passengers on 30 April 1962[1][2] and to all traffic on 29 November 1965.[4][5][page needed]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Ponthir
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
  Newport High Street
Line and station open

Proposed reopening[edit]

The Newport City Council unitary development plan and Sewta rail strategy set out plans for the station to be re-opened, but these plans were shelved.[6] A public consultation was launched in 2012 to gauge receptiveness for the new station. Work on a new station has been initially set for between 2016-2020.[7]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 51.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 110.
  3. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 40.
  4. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 23.
  5. ^ Western Main Lines: Hereford to Newport. ISBN 978-1-904474-54-8. 
  6. ^ "Newport UDP". Newport City Council. Retrieved 2006-07-26. 
  7. ^ "New Caerleon train station and Abergavenny line improvements proposed". BBC. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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. 

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Coordinates: 51°36′50.9″N 2°57′30.9″W / 51.614139°N 2.958583°W / 51.614139; -2.958583