Newtown (Powys) railway station

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Newtown National Rail
Welsh: Y Drenewydd
Newtown
Location
Place Newtown
Local authority Powys
Grid reference SO111913
Operations
Station code NWT
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 91,883
2005/06 90,836
2006/07 96,464
2007/08 105,260
2008/09 115,718
2009/10 114,310
2010/11 119,194
2011/12 126,158
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newtown from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Newtown railway station (Welsh: Y Drenewydd) is a railway station serving Newtown in Powys, Wales.

History[edit]

Newtown was the last major station before Moat Lane Junction where the Mid-Wales Railway, to Llanidloes, Rhayader, Builth Road and on to Cardiff (with a branch to Brecon), diverged from the Cambrian Railways main line (today's Cambrian Line) to Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

The station was part of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway opened by the Countess of Londonderry at Machynlleth station.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The station currently has two through platforms, which are used separately for trains in either direction. The station is usually used as one of the passing points for trains on the Cambrian Line as it is a single track. The station has one west facing bay platform/siding which is periodically used as a storage point for Network Rail's Departmental trains.

There is an Arriva Trains Wales appointed "Station Agent" with full ticket issuing facilities. The building also houses a Grill Restaurant (Station Grill) and a computer training centre.

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°30′44″N 3°18′43″W / 52.51222°N 3.31194°W / 52.51222; -3.31194