Aber Bargoed railway station

Aber Bargoed railway station was a small railway station in the valleys north of Cardiff. Opened as Aber Bargoed by the Brecon & Merthyr Junction Railway, the station went through several changes of name before closure. Despite the similarity in the name it is not the Bargoed station now open on the line to Rhymney.

Aber Bargoed
Aberbargoed Station 1974386 53ad86a1.jpg
Site of Aberbargoed Station in 1973
Location
PlaceAberbargoed
AreaCaerphilly
Coordinates51°41′46″N 3°13′44″W / 51.69599°N 3.22880°W / 51.69599; -3.22880Coordinates: 51°41′46″N 3°13′44″W / 51.69599°N 3.22880°W / 51.69599; -3.22880
Operations
Original companyBrecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Pre-groupingBrecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
16 March 1866Station opens
October 1869Station closes
March 1870Station reopens
1 September 1905Station renamed Aber Bargoed and Bargoed
1 March 1909Station renamed Bargoed and Aber Bargoed
1 July 1924Station renamed Aberbargoed
31 December 1962Station closes
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

HistoryEdit

The station was incorporated into the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed by British Railways.

The site todayEdit

The site is now partly an open space, and partly the route of the Bargoed Bypass road.

ReferencesEdit

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • Jowett, A. (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0.
  • Aber Bargoed Town station on navigable O. S. map

External linksEdit


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Cwmsyfiog & Brithdir   Great Western Railway
Brecon and Merthyr Junction Railway
  Bargoed Colliery Halt