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Magor railway station

Magor railway station is a former station serving Magor, Monmouthshire, east of the city of Newport and west of Caldicot. It was opened as a broad gauge line with the South Wales Railway in 1850 and closed to passengers in 1964. The line was quadrupled in 1941.

Magor
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Location
PlaceMagor
AreaMonmouthshire
Operations
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms4
History
16 June 1850Opened (Chepstow to Swansea)
2 November 1964Closed
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

Campaign for reopeningEdit

 
Magor station in 1961

The Sewta rail strategy plan and Monmouthshire County Council plans have considered reopening the station, but the decision has been made to redevelop Severn Tunnel Junction railway station in preference.[1]

In July 2013 the Magor Action Group on Rail (MAGOR) was formed to campaign for a station to be re-opened to serve the communities of Magor and Undy. This was despite the earlier Sewta plans to develop Severn Tunnel Junction, as a number of factors have changed since then.

The population of Magor and Undy has grown significantly (as has train use), is the largest group of users that currently use Severn Tunnel Junction railway station and are within 10–15 minutes walking or cycling distance of the preferred new site. Monmouthshire County Council has agreed to take forward work on a business case.[2]

In November 2016, Monmouthshire council made an application to the Department of Transport for £5.2 million towards the opening the station but was not successful. The total cost was expected to be £7 million with the Welsh Government providing the remaining funds.[3]

In June 2019, Residents of Magor submitted a business case to the Welsh Government to reopen the station as part of the South Wales Metro scheme following the cancellation of the M4 relief road.[4] The proposal involves a 'walkway' station which would not provide car parking, instead focussing on active travel and walkability for the town's 6,000 residents.[5]

ServicesEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Undy Halt
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
South Wales Railway
  Llanwern
Line open, station closed
  Future services  
Newport
Line and station open
  Transport for Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Severn Tunnel Junction
Line and station open

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Call to re-open Magor railway station, South Wales Argus, 16 June 2011
  2. ^ "Progress is being made on Magor station". South Wales Argus. 24 July 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Joint bid for £7m Magor and Undy rail station". BBC News. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ 'Walkway' rail station plan for Magor as M4 relief road scrapped BBC News; 18 June 2019
  5. ^ "'Walkway' rail station plan for Magor". 18 June 2019. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

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Coordinates: 51°34′41″N 2°49′52″W / 51.578010°N 2.831002°W / 51.578010; -2.831002