Clunderwen railway station
The staggered platforms at Clunderwen station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||South Wales Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|2 January 1854||Opened as Narberth Road for Cardigan and Tenby|
|1863||Renamed Narberth Road for Cardigan|
|1 December 1875||Renamed Clynderwen|
|6 September 1965||Renamed Clynderwen Halt|
|5 May 1969||Renamed Clynderwen|
|12 May 1980||Renamed Clunderwen|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clunderwen from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The South Wales Railway was extended from Carmarthen Junction to Haverfordwest on 2 January 1854, and among the original stations was one known as Narberth Road for Cardigan and Tenby; this was simplified to Narberth Road for Cardigan in 1863.
The station was renamed Clynderwen on 1 December 1875, being named after the Clynderwen Estate, which included property in the area around the station; a previous suggestion to use the parish name Llandisilio was rejected. The Narberth Road and Maenclochog Railway (NR&MR) opened in 1876, the junction of that line being to the west of Clynderwen station; and the NR&MR trains to Rosebush used a bay at the eastern end of the up side of the station. Initially trains had to reverse in and out of the platform, but with the extension of the Rosebush line to Letterston by the North Pembrokeshire and Fishguard Railway (NP&FR) in 1895 (the NP&FR having taken over the NR&MR), the layout at Clynderwen was improved.
There have been several subsequent amendments to the station's name: to Clynderwen Halt on 6 September 1965; reverting to Clynderwen on 5 May 1969; and finally becoming Clunderwen on 12 May 1980.
Trains that stop here go to Milford Haven westbound and to Swansea, Cardiff Central, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly eastbound. A basic two-hourly frequency runs Mon-Sat, with fewer trains on Sundays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Whitland||Transport for Wales
West Wales line
|Terminus||Great Western Railway
Narberth Road and Maenclochog Railway
Line and station closed
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- MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Parker, Richard; Morris, John (2008) . The Railways of Pembrokeshire. Corhampton: Noodle Books. ISBN 978-1-906419-07-3.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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