Newport Dock Street railway station

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Newport Dock Street
Location
Place Newport
Area Newport
Operations
Original company Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms ?
History
4 August 1852 (1852-08-04) Opened
1 August 1880 Closed to passengers
1960s Closed to goods
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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Newport Dock Street railway station was one of three stations in central Newport, Monmouthshire.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 4 August 1852 as the terminus of Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company's Western Valleys line to Blaina and Ebbw Vale.[2][3] The line itself had opened on 21 December 1850 with a temporary terminus at Courtybella.[4]

By May 1855 the Western Valley line was connected to the Eastern Valley line at Mill Street station,[5] although Dock Street station continued to act as a terminus.[citation needed]

By January 1879 a connection was made from Park Junction to Gaer Junction just west of the Hillfield Tunnels on the South Wales Main Line.[6] On 12 May 1880, all Western Valley trains were diverted via this new chord to High Street station.[3] London and North Western Railway services from the Sirhowy branch followed on 1 June 1880.[3] The station then closed to passengers.[3][2] The line between Dock Street and Pill Bank Junction remained open for goods traffic until 1991.[7]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Bassaleg Junction
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Terminus

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section A3.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 170.
  3. ^ a b c d Quick 2009, p. 290.
  4. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, pp. 60-61.
  5. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, p. 61.
  6. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, p. 65.
  7. ^ Cobb 2006, p. 116.

Sources[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 
  • 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. 
  • Clinker, C.R. (1988) [1978]. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 51°34′57″N 2°59′12″W / 51.5824°N 2.9868°W / 51.5824; -2.9868