Newbridge railway station, Caerphilly

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Newbridge National Rail
Welsh: Trecelyn
Newbridge
150213 and 150229 at Newbridge on the first weekend after reopening
Location
Place Newbridge
Local authority Caerphilly
Grid reference ST210969
Operations
Station code NBE
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08  20,573
2008/09 Increase 0.115 million
2009/10 Increase 0.120 million
2010/11 Increase 0.132 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.131 million
2012/13 Increase 0.134 million
2013/14 Steady 0.134 million
History
23 December 1850 (1850-12-23) Opened
30 April 1962 Closed to passengers
7 April 1969 Closed to goods
6 February 2008 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newbridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newbridge railway station (Welsh: Trecelyn) is on the Ebbw Valley Railway and serves the towns of Newbridge and Blackwood in south east Wales.

History[edit]

The station opened on 6 February 2008 when services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced.[1] Plans include an hourly service to Newport.

The station is on the site of the former station and coal yard in the town centre opposite the Co-op food store and existing council car park. The single-platform station and car park is off a signalised junction on Bridge Street. The original station was opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 23 December 1850, which closed to passengers on 11 April 1962 and to goods on 7 April 1969.[2][1][3]

An hourly service operates in both directions on weekdays and Saturdays with a two-hourly Sunday service.

In February 2009 Caerphilly County Borough Council started construction on a footbridge to link the station with the Comprehensive School, Leisure Centre and the town centre.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 288.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 168.
  3. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 100.

Sources[edit]

  • 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]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llanhilleth   Arriva Trains Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Parkway
  Crosskeys
Historical railways
Crumlin Low Level
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Celynen South Halt
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 51°39′56.91″N 3°8′34.13″W / 51.6658083°N 3.1428139°W / 51.6658083; -3.1428139