Aberthaw High Level railway station

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Aberthaw High Level
Location
Place Aberthaw
Area Vale of Glamorgan
Operations
Original company Barry Railway
Pre-grouping Barry Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 December 1897[1] Opened as Aberthaw
1 July 1924[1] Renamed Aberthaw High Level
7 May 1945[1] Renamed Aberthaw
15 June 1964[1] Closed
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Aberthaw High Level railway station was the Barry Railway station which served Aberthaw, located near the north shore of the Bristol Channel in the former Welsh county of South Glamorgan, and in the current county of Vale of Glamorgan.

History[edit]

Opened by the Barry Railway Company 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. It was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1964 (as a result of the Beeching Axe) when regular passenger services over the line ceased. The line remained open to provide freight access to Aberthaw Power Station and as a diversionary route.

The site today[edit]

Trains on the reopened Vale of Glamorgan Line pass the site between Rhoose and Llantwit Major stations, although there is no station at Aberthaw now. The power station sidings remain in use for bulk trainloads of coal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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 978-1-85260-508-7. 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
Rhoose   Great Western Railway
Vale of Glamorgan Line
  Gileston

Coordinates: 51°23′22″N 3°23′19″W / 51.38934°N 3.38854°W / 51.38934; -3.38854