Cemmes Road railway station

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Cemmes Road
Cemmaes Road station building, platform side - geograph.org.uk - 1068739.jpg
Cemmes Road station building, after conversion to private residential accommodation, September 1982
Location
Place Cemmaes Road
Area Powys
Coordinates 52°37′30″N 3°44′39″W / 52.6249°N 3.7442°W / 52.6249; -3.7442Coordinates: 52°37′30″N 3°44′39″W / 52.6249°N 3.7442°W / 52.6249; -3.7442
Grid reference SH819044
Operations
Original company Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 3
History
3 January 1863 Opened[1][page needed]
14 June 1965 Closed[1]
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
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Cemmes Road signal box, September 1982. A standard prefabricated design made at Swindon Works, shortly afterwards it was dismantled and moved to a heritage railway

Cemmes Road railway station was a railway station on the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway (N&MR) in Mid-Wales, serving the village of Cemmaes Road.

The N&MR, after crossing the River Severn and crossing through the Cambrian Mountains through the Talerddig cutting, junctioned with the Mawddwy Railway at the village of Cemmaes Road. It then proceeded to Machynlleth.

Due to the nearby location of the similarly named Cemmaes railway station on the Mawddwy Railway, it was chosen by the N&MR's English backers to name the junction station using an Anglicanised-version of the village's Welsh language name.

Cemmes Road shut under the Beeching Axe in 1965, although the station itself still exists today as a private house.

References[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. 

Sources[edit]

  • Jenkins, Stanley C.; Loader, Martin (2015). The Great Western Railway: Shrewsbury to Pwllheli. 5. Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445642864. OCLC 898088602. 
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Machynlleth
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Mawddwy Railway
  Cemmaes
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
  Commins Coch Halt
Line open, station closed