Hakin Docks railway station

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Hakin Dock
Hakin Docks Station.jpg
Train waiting for passengers disembarking the City of Rome from New York,1889
Location
Place Hakin
Area Pembrokeshire
Coordinates 51°42′34″N 5°02′19″W / 51.709341°N 5.038733°W / 51.709341; -5.038733Coordinates: 51°42′34″N 5°02′19″W / 51.709341°N 5.038733°W / 51.709341; -5.038733
Operations
Original company Milford Docks Company
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1889 (1889-10-01) Station opened
? Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Hakin Dock Railway station was a short-lived station, which was constructed to service an anticipated transatlantic trade between Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire and New York City.

Rail tracks in Hakin in 1907, HMS Aurora berthed in the docks

Work was completed in 1889, and it saw service as the alighting point for passengers embarking to North America, most notably the Gaspesia.[1] It also welcomed passengers disembarking from New York, the inaugural voyage being the City of Rome in 1889.[2] Its proximity to Milford Haven railway station, and the fact that transatlantic trade did not develop at the port, meant that the station was quickly dismantled and absorbed into the Milford Haven Docks complex.[3]

Milford Haven Line
West Wales Line To Haverfordwest
Johnston
Neyland
Waterston oil refinery
Robeston oil refinery
Milford Haven
Newton Noyes / RNMD
Hakin Docks

The track was later used for freight traffic servicing the fishing industry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wing Commander Ken McKay A Vision Of Greatness: The History of Milford 1790–1990, Brace Harvatt Associates, 1989. ISBN 978-0-9515212-0-5
  2. ^ Hakin CP Junior School Hakin: A Pictorial History: Book 2, C.I.T Print Services, Haverfordwest, 1998. ISBN 0-9529672-1-9
  3. ^ Parker, Richard, The Railways of Pembrokeshire, Noodle Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-906419-07-3
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Milford Haven
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Milford Railway
  Terminus
Line and station closed