Aberfan railway station

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Aberfan
Location
Place Aberfan
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
January 1902 Station renamed Aberfan for Merthyr Vale
by July 1932 Station renamed Aberfan
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

Aberfan railway station served the village of Aberfan, 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 in 1951.

The site today[edit]

The site is now on the route of the Taff Trail. Aberfan is served by the Valley Lines station at Merthyr Vale, across the river.

References[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Pontygwaith Halt   Great Western Railway
Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway
  Troed-y-Rhiw Halt

Coordinates: 51°41′21″N 3°20′39″W / 51.68918°N 3.34423°W / 51.68918; -3.34423