Pembrey and Burry Port railway station

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Pembrey and Burry Port National Rail
Welsh: Pen-bre a Phorth Tywyn
Pembrey and Burry Port railway station - geograph.org.uk - 3617074.jpg
Location
Place Burry Port
Local authority Carmarthenshire
Grid reference SN447007
Operations
Station code PBY
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.132 million
2012/13 Increase 0.133 million
2013/14 Decrease 0.131 million
2014/15 Increase 0.146 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.143 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pembrey and Burry Port from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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View westward, towards Carmarthen in 1973

Pembrey and Burry Port railway station is a railway station on the West Wales Line serving Pembrey and Burry Port, in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It was opened by the broad gauge South Wales Railway on 11 October 1852 when that company extended its route from Landore (Swansea) to Carmarthen.[1][2] It is adjacent to Burry Port's main shopping area. Pembrey is situated 1.5 miles to the west.[3]

The South Wales Railway amalgamated with the Great Western Railway in 1863 and the broad gauge was replaced by standard gauge in 1872.[4]

Train movements are controlled from a Great Western Railway signal box opened in 1907.[5]

Train Services[edit]

There is an hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Swansea, Cardiff Central, Shrewsbury and Crewe.[6] A similar frequency operates on Sundays, but trains don't start running until late morning.

In the other direction there is an hourly service to Carmarthen, running either non-stop or stopping at Kidwelly and Ferryside, with a two-hourly extension to Milford Haven via Whitland and Haverfordwest. The extensions to Milford Haven are at 07:17, 09:24, 11:22, 13:22, 15:24, 17:29 and 19:31.

There are also several daily services between Pembroke Dock and Swansea via Carmarthen and two through trains to Fishguard Harbour.

All of these services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

Great Western Railway operate one daily service between Carmarthen and London Paddington (to London in the morning & back in the evening Mon-Sat). This saves having to travel to Swansea and change trains. On summer Saturdays an extra service runs through to Pembroke Dock. This service departs London Paddington at 08:45 and arrives at Pembroke Dock at 14:14. On Sundays, a more frequent service operates (three trains each way from early afternoon).

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Llanelli   Arriva Trains Wales
West Wales Line
  Kidwelly
Llanelli   Great Western Railway
London - Carmarthen
  Carmarthen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quick, M. Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain - A Chronology. Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society, 2009
  2. ^ Barrie, D.S.M. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol.12 South Wales. Newton Abbott: David and Charles, 1980, p.39.
  3. ^ Body, G. PSL Field Guide - Railways of the Western Region, Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1983, p. 148.
  4. ^ Simmons, J. and Biddle, G. (eds) The Oxford Companion to British Railway History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, p.461
  5. ^ Kay, P. Signalling Atlas and Signal Box Directory - Great Britain and Ireland. Wallasey: Signalling Record Society, 2010, p.25.
  6. ^ GB eNRT 2016-17 Edition, Table 128

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°41′02″N 4°14′53″W / 51.684°N 4.248°W / 51.684; -4.248