Pembroke railway station

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Pembroke National Rail
Welsh: Penfro
Pembroke Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Pembroke
Local authority Pembrokeshire
Coordinates 51°40′23″N 4°54′22″W / 51.673°N 4.906°W / 51.673; -4.906Coordinates: 51°40′23″N 4°54′22″W / 51.673°N 4.906°W / 51.673; -4.906
Grid reference SM991011
Operations
Station code PMB
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 31,622
2012/13 Decrease 29,868
2013/14 Decrease 28,876
2014/15 Increase 30,352
2015/16 Decrease 28,446
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pembroke from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pembroke railway station serves the town of Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

History[edit]

Pembroke railway station was opened by the Pembroke and Tenby Railway as the initial terminus of a line that ran to Tenby on 30 July 1863. The station originally consisted of small wooden buildings, with a short 150-foot platform.[1]

In 1864, an extension to the line reached the town of Pembroke Dock, making the station there the western terminus in place of Pembroke.

A more permanent station building was constructed later, built from dressed limestone with a slate roof and three ornamental chimneys. The building contained five rooms; the Station Master's office, a parcels office, a booking office, a general waiting room and a ladies waiting room.[2] Fully glazed canopies were added over the station entrance and platform in the early 1900s, following the takeover of Pembroke and Tenby Railway by the Great Western Railway.[3]

A new shelter was built in 1971, and the main limestone buildings were demolished. This new shelter was in turn was later replaced with a glass panelled shelter.[4]

Services[edit]

The station is served every two hours (approximately) to/from Swansea via Carmarthen & Whitland on weekdays, with connections for the South Wales mainline available at Swansea.[5] The Sunday service is limited in winter (4 trains each way), but more frequent in the summer months.

On summer Saturdays, the station is also used by Great Western Railway who provide two HSTs in each direction; two to London Paddington, one from London Paddington and one early morning HST starting its journey from Swansea. One through train in each direction is named The Pembroke Coast Express. This through service to London is expected to cease running following the introduction of new IEP rolling stock in 2018 due to additional gauge clearance work along the route which would be required for 26m carriages to operate.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogg, John (2001). A Short History of Pembroke Station (PDF). Pembroke 21C. p. 2. 
  2. ^ Hogg 2001, p. 3
  3. ^ Hogg 2001, p. 5
  4. ^ Hogg 2001, pp. 13–14
  5. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 128
  6. ^ Railnews - Super Expresses may shrink inter-city network Retrieved 2015-03-21

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lamphey   Arriva Trains Wales
West Wales Line
  Pembroke Dock
Lamphey   Great Western Railway
London - Pembroke
  Pembroke Dock