Blackwood railway station (Wales)

Blackwood railway station (Welsh: Y Coed Duon) was a station on the Sirhowy Railway. It served the town of Blackwood, Caerphilly.

Blackwood railway station
Blackwood (Mon.) Station (remains) - - 1823454.jpg
The remains of Blackwood station in April 1965, looking south towards Nine Mile Point. The remnants of the signal box can be seen on its side.
LocationBlackwood, Caerphilly
Coordinates51°40′22″N 3°11′38″W / 51.6727°N 3.1939°W / 51.6727; -3.1939Coordinates: 51°40′22″N 3°11′38″W / 51.6727°N 3.1939°W / 51.6727; -3.1939
Grid referenceST 175 977
Other information
Original companySirhowy Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
19 June 1865Station opened
13 June 1960Station closed to passengers
8 February 1965Station closed to goods


The station opened on 19 June 1865 by the Sirhowy Railway after the conversion of the Sirhowy Tramroad to a standard gauge railway.[1] The station had a signal box, which was eventually destroyed.[2] Due to competition from bus services in the area, the station met its demise to passenger services on 13 June 1960, though the last train ran on the 11th.[3][4][5] Goods traffic ceased on 8 February 1965.[2]

Present dayEdit

Almost nothing of the station and route currently exists. The National Cycle Network route 467 between Blackwood and Hollybush follows a lot of former trackbed of the railway.



  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983.
  • Tasker, W.W. (1986). The Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway and branches. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0-86093-339-7.
  • Tasker, W.W. (1992) [1978]. Railways in the Sirhowy Valley. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-415-6.
  • Hall, Mike (2009). Lost Railways of South Wales. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-172-2.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Pontllanfraith High Level   London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Sirhowy Railway