Ponthir railway station

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Ponthir
Level crossing, Ponthir - geograph.org.uk - 398163.jpg
Station house and level crossing at the site in 2007.
Location
Place Ponthir
Area Torfaen
Grid reference ST325927
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
9 June 1958 Closed to goods
30 September 1962 Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ponthir railway station was a railway station in the village of Ponthir in Torfaen, South Wales, UK.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway on 21 December 1874[2] or 1 June 1878.[3] The Great Western Railway advertised in The Cambrian on 12 January 1877 for Tenders for the construction of a station and station yard at Ponthir.[4] Goods facilities were withdrawn on 9 June 1958[5] and the station was closed to passengers on 30 September 1962.[2][3][6]

The original station building is now a private house and a level crossing on the site is still in use.[citation needed]

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

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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. 

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Coordinates: 51°37′45″N 2°58′35″W / 51.6293°N 2.9763°W / 51.6293; -2.9763