Derry Ormond railway station
Derry Ormond railway station, previously Bettws served the hamlet and rural locale of Betws Bledrws near Llangybi, as well as the mansion and estate of Derry Ormond (demolished in 1953) on the Carmarthen Aberystwyth Line in the Welsh county of Ceredigion. It was renamed in 1874 after the local estate with its influential owners, the Joneses, later Inglis-Jones.
|Derry Ormond railway station|
The old station site in 2006
|Original company||Manchester and Milford Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 September 1866||Opened as Bettws|
|July 1874||Renamed Derry Ormond|
|22 February 1965||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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The Great Western Railway took over the service in 1906, and fully absorbed the line in 1911. The Great Western Railway and the station passed on to British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Railways Board. The OS maps and photographs show that it had one platform, a signal box, a weighing machine, and a siding. A passing loop was located just beyond the Llangybi end of the single platform. 
Passenger services ran through to Aberystwyth until flooding severely damaged the line south of Aberystwyth in December 1964. A limited service continued running from Carmarthen to Tregaron for a few months after the line was severed, however this was the era of the Beeching Axe and the line was closed to passengers in February 1965.
The line remained open for milk traffic until 1970. The corrugated iron station buildings are a remarkable survival of a small station little altered since Great Western Railway, in GWR colours, which served the combined function of waiting room and ticket office.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Lampeter||Great Western Railway
Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Line
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Manchester and Milford Railway
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