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Marshfield railway station

Marshfield railway station was a former station on the South Wales Main Line which served Marshfield, Newport, in South Wales.

Marshfield
Site of Marshfield Station - geograph.org.uk - 203559.jpg
Site of station in 2006
Location
PlaceNewport
AreaCardiff
Coordinates51°31′48″N 3°03′31″W / 51.5299°N 3.0585°W / 51.5299; -3.0585Coordinates: 51°31′48″N 3°03′31″W / 51.5299°N 3.0585°W / 51.5299; -3.0585
Operations
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Platforms2
History
19 June 1850opened
10 August 1959closed to passengers
4 January 1965closed 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

History and descriptionEdit

The station opened along with the line. The service at Marshfield was always modest, with just three trains per day in 1869. Relief lines at Marshfield were completed in stages between 1896 and 1898. The station had 13 to 14 employees in the 1930s.

Marshfield had two platforms, each with a brick building. The buildings had wooden awnings to provide shelter. There was a 39-lever signal box which opened in 1897 and closed in 1963.[1]

The station closed to passengers in 1959, before the Beeching Axe. There is no longer any station in the area.[2]

After closureEdit

After closure, the 'down' platform was removed, but the 'up' platform, complete with its iron gate, lasted for many years longer.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Roath
Line open, station closed
  Great Western Railway
South Wales Railway
  Newport
Line & station open

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mitchell, V. and Smith, K. Gloucester to Cardiff. Middleton Press. 2005. p.104
  2. ^ Horton, P. The Beeching Legacy. Silver Link. 2013. p.139

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