Abercanaid railway station

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Abercanaid
Location
Place Abercanaid
Area Merthyr Tydfil
Operations
Original company Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway
Pre-grouping Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms ?
History
1 April 1886 Station opens
9 September 1913 Station renamed Abercanaid and Pentrebach
1 July 1924 Station renamed Abercanaid
12 February 1951 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Abercanaid railway station served the village of Abercanaid, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Opened by the Quakers Yard & Merthyr Railway, a joint Great Western Railway / Rhymney Railway Joint operation, it became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed by them three years later.

The site today[edit]

The site is now on the route of the Taff Trail. Abercanaid is served by the Valley Lines station at Pentre-bach, across the river.

References[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Troed-y-rhiw Halt   Great Western Railway
Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway
  Merthyr Tydfil High Street

Coordinates: 51°43′31″N 3°22′24″W / 51.72517°N 3.37333°W / 51.72517; -3.37333