Clunderwen railway station

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Clunderwen National Rail
Staggered platforms at Clunderwen railway station - geograph.org.uk - 4614645.jpg
The staggered platforms at Clunderwen station
Location
Place Clynderwen
Local authority Pembrokeshire
Coordinates 51°50′28″N 4°43′55″W / 51.841°N 4.732°W / 51.841; -4.732Coordinates: 51°50′28″N 4°43′55″W / 51.841°N 4.732°W / 51.841; -4.732
Grid reference SN119192
Operations
Station code CUW
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 24,782
2012/13 Decrease 24,196
2013/14 Increase 24,572
2014/15 Increase 24,968
2015/16 Decrease 24,128
History
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
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* 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.
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Clunderwen railway station serves the village of Clynderwen (Welsh: Clunderwen) in Pembrokeshire, Wales.The station is currently unmanned. It is a request stop, and therefore trains will only stop if a patron requires to get on or off there.

History[edit]

The South Wales Railway was extended from Carmarthen Junction to Haverfordwest on 2 January 1854,[1] 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.[2]

The station was renamed Clynderwen on 1 December 1875,[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

High speed train services ran through Clunderwen to Milford Haven until the early 1990s, terminating in 1994.[8]

Trains that stop here go to Milford Haven westbound and to Swansea, Cardiff Central, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly eastbound.[9] A basic two-hourly frequency runs Mon-Sat, with fewer trains on Sundays.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MacDermot 1927, pp. 572–3,865.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 166.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 166,64.
  4. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, p. 61.
  5. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, pp. 59,60,103–4.
  6. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, pp. 112–3.
  7. ^ Butt 1995, p. 64.
  8. ^ Intercity Magazine Network Map 1993 Retrieved 5 December 2012
  9. ^ Table 128 National Rail timetable, May 2016

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Parker, Richard; Morris, John (2008) [1981]. The Railways of Pembrokeshire. Corhampton: Noodle Books. ISBN 978-1-906419-07-3. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitland   Arriva Trains Wales
West Wales Line
  Clarbeston Road
Disused railways
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Narberth Road and Maenclochog Railway
  Llanycefn
Line and station closed