Abersychan Low Level railway station

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Abersychan Low Level
Place Abersychan
Area Torfaen
Grid reference SO270033
Original company Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
2 October 1854 (1854-10-02) Opens as "Abersychan"
14 May 1885 Renamed
30 April 1962 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain

Abersychan Low Level railway station served the centre of Abersychan village in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire.[1] It was located near the junction of the A4043 and the B4246 at the eastern end of the village.


The station was opened as "Abersychan" by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 2 October 1854.[2][3] It was renamed "Abersychan Low Level" on 14 May 1885;[2][3] this came not long after the opening of Abersychan and Talywain by the London and North Western Railway on its joint line with the Monmouthshire Railway between Pontnewynydd Junction and Varteg Colliery which opened in 1879.[4] By this time the Monmouthshire was for most practical purposes part of the Great Western Railway, which had worked it from August 1875 and eventually took it over with effect from 1 August 1880.[5][6]

The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. At a time of withdrawal of services on a number of other lines in South Wales, the station was closed to passengers by the British Transport Commission on 30 April 1962 and to goods in May 1962.[7][2][3] At the time of closure the station had an approximately hourly service in each direction.[citation needed]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cwmffrwd Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Snatchwood Halt
Line and station closed

The site today[edit]

The site is now a residential development behind the Rising Sun public house.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section A2.
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 12.
  3. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 53.
  4. ^ Cobb 2006, p. 140.
  5. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 36.
  6. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, p. 64.
  7. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 2.


  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • 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°43′27.9″N 3°3′29.7″W / 51.724417°N 3.058250°W / 51.724417; -3.058250