Cwm railway station

Cwm railway station served the village of Cwm in Monmouthshire, Wales.[1]

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Station site in 1990.
LocationCwm, Blaenau Gwent
Coordinates51°44′30″N 3°10′56″W / 51.7417°N 3.1822°W / 51.7417; -3.1822Coordinates: 51°44′30″N 3°10′56″W / 51.7417°N 3.1822°W / 51.7417; -3.1822
Grid referenceSO184055
Other information
Original companyMonmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
19 April 1852 (1852-04-19)Opened
30 April 1962Closed to passengers
4 November 1963Closed to goods traffic


The station was originally opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 19 April 1852.[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 4 November 1963.[6]

Present dayEdit

A new station on the Ebbw Valley Railway, which would serve the community of Cwm, South Wales has been proposed.[7] Planning permission has not yet been granted, and the station was not included in the first stage of the line reopening plan, which created a passenger service between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway in 2008.[8]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Victoria (Blaenau Gwent)
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Line open, station closed
  Future services  
Ebbw Vale Parkway   Transport for Wales
Ebbw Valley Railway

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section B2.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 75.
  3. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 142.
  4. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 36.
  5. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 13.
  6. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 1.
  7. ^ Deans, David (26 March 2013). "Plan for station at Pye Corner near Newport could get £2.6m funding". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  8. ^ Arriva (11 February 2008). "Arriva begins services on newly re-opened Ebbw Valley Railway". Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2013.


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