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Llanwern railway station is a former station serving Llanwern on the east side of the city of Newport.

Llanwern
Location
PlaceLlanwern
AreaNewport
Operations
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
1850Opened
12 September 1960Closed to passengers
16 April 1961Closed to all traffic
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

HistoryEdit

It was opened with the South Wales Railway in 1850 and closed to passengers on 12 September 1960 in preparation for the building of Llanwern steelworks. It was closed completely on 16 April 1961.[1]

The Newport City Council unitary development plan and Sewta rail strategy plan for the station to be re-opened at the same time as the main line is re-signalled by 2012.[2] Station reopening was subsequently postponed.

Recent developmentsEdit

After the closure of the steelworks, and the construction of housing on the site, Llanwern seems likely to be under consideration for some part in a broader Severnside Parkway scheme, to relieve the pressure of commuter traffic and its parking on the village of Rogiet and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Planning permission has been requested in 2019 by Transport for Wales as part of their preliminary plans for a major events stabling line at the site.[3] The line will be used to situate infrastructure close to demand for major occasions such as Millennium Stadium events in Cardiff, but also serve as a line for testing new Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles trains for the South Wales Metro, to be manufactured at the nearby Celtic Springs Business Park factory.[3] The larger scheme, including the railway station and car park, will be submitted in a later application[3]

Preceding station Future services Following station
Newport   Transport for Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Severn Tunnel Junction

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Western Main Lines: Gloucester to Cardiff. ISBN 978-1-904474-66-1.
  2. ^ "Procurement of Llanwern Rail Station" (PDF). Newport City Council. Retrieved 4 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Griffiths, Niall (10 January 2019). "First steps taken in plans for new railway station near Llanwern steelworks". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

Coordinates: 51°34′54″N 2°55′01″W / 51.58175°N 2.916967°W / 51.58175; -2.916967