Bryngwyn Halt railway station

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Bryngwyn Halt
Bryngwyn Halt railway station (postcard).jpg
Location
Place Bwlch-y-cibau
Area Powys
Coordinates 52°45′33″N 3°13′40″W / 52.7591°N 3.2277°W / 52.7591; -3.2277Coordinates: 52°45′33″N 3°13′40″W / 52.7591°N 3.2277°W / 52.7591; -3.2277
Grid reference SJ172186
Operations
Original company Cambrian Railways
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
17 July 1863 (1863-07-17) Opened as Brongwyn
? Renamed Bryngwyn
1923 Renamed Bryngwyn Halt
18 January 1965 (1965-01-18) Station 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
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Bryngwyn Halt railway station was on the Llanfyllin Branch of the Cambrian Railways. It served the villages of Bwlch-y-cibau and Brynderwen between 1863 and 1965.

History[edit]

The Llanfyllin Branch of the Cambrian Railways opened on 17 July 1863.[1] The station was originally named Brongwyn; it was later renamed Bryngwyn.[2] It was 6 34 miles (10.9 km) from Llanymynech, and took its name from Bryngwyn Hall.[1] In 1866, there was one train on Tuesdays and one on Wednesdays.[1] Originally provided with a wooden shelter, this was later replaced by one of corrugated iron.[1] The platform was situated on an embankment on the west side of the Llanfechain road over bridge with step access to the road.

In 1923, the Great Western Railway renamed the station Bryngwyn Halt.[3] It was closed by British Railways on 18 January 1965.[3] No trace remains today.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kidner, R.W. (1992) [1954]. The Cambrian Railways. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. p. 141. ISBN 0-85361-439-3. OL55. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 46. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 47

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Llanfyllin
Line and station closed
  Cambrian Railways
Llanfyllin Branch
  Llanfechain
Line and station closed