Argoed railway station

Argoed railway station served the village of Argoed in the County Borough of Caerphilly, Wales. it succeeded the first Argoed station built by the Sirhowy Tramroad, which operated from 1822 to 1855.

Argoed Halt
LocationArgoed, Caerphilly
Wales
Coordinates51°41′41″N 3°11′30″W / 51.6948°N 3.1917°W / 51.6948; -3.1917Coordinates: 51°41′41″N 3°11′30″W / 51.6948°N 3.1917°W / 51.6948; -3.1917
Grid referenceSO177001
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companySirhowy Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
19 June 1865Station opened as Argoed
29 September 1941Station renamed Argoed Halt
13 June 1960Station closed

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 19 June 1865 by the Sirhowy Railway,[1] upon completion of the work to convert the former Sirhowy Tramroad (a plateway of 4 ft 2 in (1,270 mm) gauge) into a standard-gauge railway.[2] The company got into financial difficulties, and was leased to the London and North Western Railway in 1875.[2] Therefore, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. It was renamed Argoed Halt on 29 September 1941.[1] Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 13 June 1960.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 18
  2. ^ a b Awdry 1990, p. 103

ReferencesEdit

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983.
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  • Jowett, A. (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing. ISBN 0-906899-99-0.
  • RailBrit: Sirhowy Tramroad
  • Station on navigable O.S. map


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Blackwood   London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Sirhowy Railway
  Markham Village Halt