Abercarn railway station

Abercarn railway station served the village of Abercarn, in the county of Monmouthshire.[1]

LocationAbercarn, Caerphilly
Grid referenceST213951
Other information
Original companyMonmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
21 December 1850 (1850-12-21)Opened
7 December 1959Closed to goods
30 April 1962Closed to passengers


The station was opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 21 December 1850.[2][3] It was resited following a deviation of the line in c. 1867.[3] It became part of the Great Western Railway on 1 August 1880 when the Monmouthshire Railway was taken over having been leased to the Great Western from 1 August 1875.[4] Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed to passengers by the British Transport Commission on 30 April 1962, having already closed to goods traffic on 7 December 1959.[2][3][5]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Celynen South Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Chapel Bridge
Line open, station closed

The site todayEdit

Trains on the reopened Ebbw Valley Railway pass the site between Cross Keys and Newbridge stations. There is no station at Abercarn now, although the site was one of those considered at the project's planning stage.[6]



  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section B3.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 11.
  3. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 52.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 36.
  5. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 1.
  6. ^ "The line's Website". Archived from the original on 12 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.


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Coordinates: 51°39′01″N 3°08′16″W / 51.6503°N 3.1377°W / 51.6503; -3.1377