Blaenplwyf Halt railway station

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Blaenplwyf Halt
Blaenplwyf Halt (remains) - geograph.org.uk - 1825610.jpg
Blaenplwyf Halt in June 1962.
Location
Place Blaenplwyf
Area Ceredigion
Coordinates 52°09′59″N 4°05′47″W / 52.1663°N 4.0965°W / 52.1663; -4.0965Coordinates: 52°09′59″N 4°05′47″W / 52.1663°N 4.0965°W / 52.1663; -4.0965
Grid reference SN5670754032
Operations
Original company Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway
Pre-grouping Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
12 May 1911 Station opens
12 February 1951[1] Station closes (last train)
7 May 1951 Station closes (official)[1]
1963 Line closed for general freight
1 October 1973 Line closes for milk traffic
Summer 1975 Track lifted
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Lampeter, Aberayron and
New Quay Light Railway
Lampeter
Silian Halt
Blaenplwyf Halt
Talsarn Halt
Felin Fach
Green Grove Creamery
Ciliau-Aeron Halt
Crossways Halt
Llanerch-Ayron Halt
Aberayron

Blaenplwyf Halt railway station[2] was a small railway station in a very rural location, the second stop after the junction for the Aberayron branch of the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Line in the Welsh county of Ceredigion. Opened by the Lampeter, Aberayron and New Quay Light Railway, the branch to Aberayron diverged from the through line at Lampeter.

History[edit]

The branch was incorporated into the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. Passenger services were discontinued in 1951, general freight in 1963 and milk traffic in 1973.[3] The single platform does not survive, like most of the others it was built from wooden railway sleepers.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 212.
  2. ^ RCAHMW Retrieved : 2012-09-23
  3. ^ Aberayron Branch Retrieved : 2012-09-23
Sources
  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0
  • Great Western Railway Journal Vol 2 No 16 (Autumn 1995)[1]
  • Railscot [2]

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Silian   Great Western Railway
Lampeter, Aberayron and
New Quay Light Railway
  Talsarn