Abermule railway station

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Abermule
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Abermule railway station in 1953
Location
Place Abermule
Area Powys
Operations
Original company Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 3
History
14 August 1860[1] Opened
14 June 1965[1] Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
UK Railways portal
Remains of the station in 1994

Abermule railway station served the village of Abermule in Wales. Served by the Oswestry and Newtown railway, it was situated on the English border. Until 1956 it was the junction for the short branch to Kerry, which had a passenger service until 1931 but was largely built for the local timber traffic.

History[edit]

Opened by the Oswestry and Newtown Railway then by the Cambrian Railways, it became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was then closed by the British Railways Board.

Abermule train collision[edit]

The Abermule train collision was a head-on collision which occurred between here and Newtown on 26 January 1921, killing 17 people. The crash arose from misunderstandings between staff which effectively over-rode the safe operation of the Electric Train Tablet protecting the single line. A train departed carrying the wrong tablet for the section it was entering and collided with a train coming the other way.

The site today[edit]

Trains pass on the Cambrian Line, although there is no station at Abermule now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 12.

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. 
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0

External links[edit]


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Montgomery
Line open, station closed
  Cambrian Railways
Oswestry and Newtown Railway
  Newtown
Line and station open
Disused railways
Terminus   Cambrian Railways
Kerry Branch
  Ffronfraith Halt
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 52°32′32″N 3°14′13″W / 52.54221°N 3.23708°W / 52.54221; -3.23708