Aberbeeg railway station

Aberbeeg railway station served the village of Aberbeeg in Monmouthshire, Wales. It was the junction where the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company's lines from Newport to Brynmawr and Ebbw Vale diverged.[1]

Aberbeeg
Aberbeeg railway station.jpg
LocationAberbeeg, Blaenau Gwent
Wales
Grid referenceSO209018
Platforms4
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyMonmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
21 December 1850 (1850-12-21)Opened
30 April 1962Closed to passengers
28 November 1966Closed to goods traffic

HistoryEdit

Opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 21/23 December 1850,[2][3] it became part of the Great Western Railway in 1880[4] and remained there at the Grouping of 1923.[5] The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station was closed to passengers by the British Transport Commission on 30 April 1962,[2][3] remaining open for goods traffic until 28 November 1966.[6]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Cwm
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Llanhilleth
Line and station open
Six Bells Halt
Line and station closed
   

The site todayEdit

Trains on the reopened Ebbw Vale Line pass the site between Llanhilleth and Ebbw Vale Parkway stations, although the station has not been re-opened (the platforms are still intact but disused).

The mooted extension of the railway line to Abertillery would involve relaying the line from Aberbeeg that was lifted in the early 1990s.[7]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section B2.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 11.
  3. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 52.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 36.
  5. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 13.
  6. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 1.
  7. ^ Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (2008). "Ebbw Valley Railway - The Story so Far - Future Phases". Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2013.

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Coordinates: 51°42′34″N 3°08′40″W / 51.70942°N 3.14452°W / 51.70942; -3.14452