Darran and Deri railway station

Darran and Deri railway station was situated on the Bargoed, Dowlais Top and Pontsticill Junction railway line, serving the adjoining village of Deri and the nearby Darran Colliery. It was located at 20 miles 08 chains from Newport. The line was built and owned partly by the Rhymney Railway and partly by the Brecon and Merthyr Railway, the boundary between the two companies lying a short distance north of Darran and Deri. The line passed to the Great Western Railway in 1923 and to British Railways (Western Region) in 1948.[1]

Darran and Deri
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September 1962
Location
PlaceDeri
AreaCaerphilly
Coordinates51°42′28″N 3°15′46″W / 51.7077°N 3.2629°W / 51.7077; -3.2629Coordinates: 51°42′28″N 3°15′46″W / 51.7077°N 3.2629°W / 51.7077; -3.2629
Grid referenceSO 127018
Operations
Original companyRhymney Railway
Pre-groupingRhymney Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms2
History
1 September 1868 (1868-09-01)Station opens
31 December 1962 (1962-12-31)Station closes to passengers
1965Station closes to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
Map of rail lines in the Rhymney area, 1962

The station opened on 1 September 1868 and passenger services were withdrawn from 31 December 1962. Goods and mineral traffic continued until 1965, but coal traffic passed the station site until final closure of the line in 1975. This portion of line was double track and the station had up and down platforms, with a goods yard on the eastern side as well as connections to local collieries. The passenger service consisted in the 1960s of about ten trains a day in each direction, of which four ran between Brecon and Newport.[2]

The former railway route is now part of the National Cycle Network (route 469), with an access point at Deri village.

RoutesEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Ogilvie Village Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway
  Groesfaen Colliery Platform
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrie, D.S.M. (1980). A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, volume 12, South Wales. Newton Abbot: David & Charles Ltd.
  2. ^ Clinker, J.M. (1971). Clinker’s Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots, 1830 – 1970. Padstow.