Magor railway station

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Magor
Magor railway station 2052692 67177a4a.jpg
Location
Place Magor
Area Monmouthshire
Operations
Original company South Wales Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 4
History
16 June 1850 Opened (Chepstow to Swansea)
2 November 1964 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Magor railway station is a former station serving Magor, Monmouthshire, east of the city of Newport and west of Caldicot. It was opened as a broad gauge line with the South Wales Railway in 1850 and closed to passengers in 1964. The line was quadrupled in 1941.

Campaign for reopening[edit]

The Sewta rail strategy plan and Monmouthshire County Council plans have considered reopening the station, but the decision has been made to redevelop Severn Tunnel Junction railway station in preference.[1]

In July 2013 the Magor Action Group on Rail (MAGOR) was formed to campaign for a station to be re-opened to serve the communities of Magor and Undy. This was despite the earlier Sewta plans to develop Severn Tunnel Junction, as a number of factors have changed since then. The population of Magor and Undy has grown significantly (as has train use), is the largest group of users that currently use Severn Tunnel Junction railway station and are within 10–15 minutes walking or cycling distance of the preferred new site. Monmouthshire County Council has agreed to take forward work on a business case.[2]

In November 2016, Monmouthshire council made an application to the Department of Transport for £5.2 million towards the opening the station. The total cost is expected to be £7 million with the Welsh Government providing the remaining funds.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Call to re-open Magor railway station, South Wales Argus, 16 June 2011
  2. ^ "Progress is being made on Magor station". South Wales Argus. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Joint bid for £7m Magor and Undy rail station". BBC News. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 

External links[edit]

Magor station in 1961


Coordinates: 51°34′41″N 2°49′52″W / 51.578010°N 2.831002°W / 51.578010; -2.831002