Upper Pontnewydd railway station

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Upper Pontnewydd
Location
PlacePontnewydd
AreaTorfaen
Grid referenceST292963
Operations
Original companyMonmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1 July 1852 (1852-07-01)Opened as "Pontnewydd"
1 September 1881Renamed "Upper Cwmbran"
4 November 1881Renamed
30 April 1962Closed to passengers
7 April 1969Closed 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

Upper Pontnewydd railway station in Pontnewydd village, Cwmbran in Torfaen, South Wales, UK was part of the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company's Eastern Valley line from Newport to Blaenavon.[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened as "Pontnewydd" on 1 July 1852 by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company.[2][3] It was briefly known as "Upper Cwmbran" from 1 September 1881 until 4 November 1881 when it became "Upper Pontnewydd";[2][4] it is not however clear whether the "Upper Cwmbran" name was actually used.[5][2] From 1874, the village was also served by Lower Pontnewydd on the Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway.[1][6][3] Upper Pontnewydd closed to passengers on 30 April 1962 and to goods on 7 April 1969.[6][4][7]

The 2-platform station lay to the north of the Commercial Street road bridge, while the goods yard was to the south.[citation needed] Branch sidings served the Redbrook (Tynewydd) and Avondale tin plate works to the north east.[8][9][10]

The A4051 Cwmbran Drive, built in the 1980s, largely follows the route of the dismantled railway.[citation needed]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pontrhydyrun Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Cwmbran (MC&R)
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
  Cwmbran (GWR)
Line and station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. CN 8983.
  • 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.

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Coordinates: 51°39′42″N 3°01′26″W / 51.6616°N 3.0240°W / 51.6616; -3.0240