Pant railway station

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Pant railway station
Location
PlacePant, Merthyr Tydfil
AreaMerthyr Tydfil
Coordinates51°46′42″N 3°21′49″W / 51.7782°N 3.3637°W / 51.7782; -3.3637Coordinates: 51°46′42″N 3°21′49″W / 51.7782°N 3.3637°W / 51.7782; -3.3637
Operations
Original companyBrecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Pre-groupingBrecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms3
History
19 March 1863Station opens
31 December 1962Station closes to passengers
8 June 1980New BMR Station opens on different site
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Pant railway station (a.k.a. Pant Junction) was a station which served Pant, Merthyr Tydfil, in the historic Welsh county of Glamorgan, now Merthyr Tydfil County Borough. It was the junction at which the Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Railway line from Pontsticill in the North split to serve the Dowlais Central and Dowlais Top lines. Today, Pant is the southern terminus of the Brecon Mountain Railway on an adjacent site.

The line opened originally in 1859 and closed in 1964.

The station had 3 platforms serving the Up and Down services to Dowlais Top, and at a lower level a single platform to Dowlais Central. All 3 lines were single track beyond the station.

History[edit]

Railway line around Dowlais in 1905

The Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway obtained an Act of Parliament on 1 August 1859 to construct a line between Talybont and Pant. Train services between Brecon and Pant officially began on 23 April 1863 but two trains per day ran from 19 March 1863.

There was a fatal accident at Pant station on 22 August 1874.[1]

It became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923.

The site today[edit]

Remains of Pant station in 2009

The station site and trackbed was sold, and today is disused with some remains of its existence.

Brecon Mountain Railway station[edit]

Pant Station, Brecon Mountain Railway

When the Brecon Mountain Railway sought to reopen the line, the original station site at Pant was no longer available, and an alternative location was established to the West. On the BMR, Pant is the southern terminus of the line that runs services 5 miles north to Torpantau.

The BMR station site has a tearoom and gift shop. There is also a loco and carriage workshop, which is open to the public.


Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Pontsticill   Brecon Mountain Railway   Terminus

External links[edit]

References[edit]


Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Pontsticill   Great Western Railway   Dowlais Top
Pontsticill   Great Western Railway   Dowlais Central