Pembroke railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
On 30 July 1863, Pembroke railway station was opened by the Pembroke and Tenby Railway as the temporary terminus of the line to Tenby. The station originally consisted of small wooden buildings, with a short 150-foot platform. The following year, the line was extended to Pembroke Dock railway station.
A 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. Fully glazed canopies were added over the station entrance and platform in the early 1900s, following the takeover of the Pembroke and Tenby by the Great Western Railway. 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.
Step-free access is provided from both station car parks to the platform. The station is unstaffed and only has basic amenities: the aforementioned waiting shelter, timetable information posters, bench seating and digital CIS displays to offer train running information in real time.
The station is served every two hours (approximately) to/from Swansea via Carmarthen and Whitland on weekdays, with connections for the South Wales mainline available at Swansea. 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 provided two InterCity 125s in each direction; two to London Paddington, one from London Paddington and one early morning InterCity 125 starting its journey from Swansea. One through train in each direction is named the Pembroke Coast Express. In 2019 the service has continued running with the brand new Class 800 rolling stock. The class 800's have been cleared for operation on the Pembroke Dock Branch.
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West Wales line
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London - Pembroke
- Hogg, John (2001). A Short History of Pembroke Station (PDF). Pembroke 21C. p. 2.
- Hogg 2001, p. 3
- Hogg 2001, p. 5
- "Passenger shelter and information boards on Pembroke railway station, July 2015" Jaggery, geograph.org.uk, Retrieved 15 March 2019
- Hogg 2001, pp. 13–14
- Pembroke station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 April 2017
- Table 128 National Rail timetable, December 2018
- "South Pembrokeshire stations, including Tenby and Pembroke Dock, welcome new GWR train" Davies, Ruth Western Telegraph news article 30 May 2019; Retrieved 19 August 2019
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