Abermule railway station
Abermule railway station in 1953
|Original company||Oswestry and Newtown Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|14 August 1860||Opened|
|14 June 1965||Closed|
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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.
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.
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
Trains pass on the Cambrian Line, although there is no station at Abermule now.
- Butt 1995, p. 12.
- 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
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
Line open, station closed
Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Line and station open
Line and station closed
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