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Newbridge railway station (Wales)

Newbridge railway station (Welsh: Trecelyn) is on the Ebbw Valley Railway and serves the towns of Newbridge and Blackwood in south east Wales. The current station is on the site of the former station and coal yard in the town centre opposite the Co-op food store and existing council car park. The single-platform station and car park is off a signalised junction on Bridge Street.

Newbridge National Rail
Welsh: Trecelyn
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150213 and 150229 at Newbridge on the first weekend after reopening
Location
PlaceNewbridge
Local authorityCaerphilly
Grid referenceST210969
Operations
Station codeNBE
Managed byTransport for Wales
Owned byNetwork Rail
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.134 million
2013/14Steady 0.134 million
2014/15Decrease 0.132 million
2015/16Decrease 0.127 million
2016/17Increase 0.136 million
History
23 December 1850 (1850-12-23)Opened
30 April 1962Closed to passengers
7 April 1969Closed to goods
6 February 2008Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Newbridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Original stationEdit

The original station was opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 23 December 1850, and closed to passengers on 30 April 1962 and to goods on 7 April 1969.[1][2][3] It had 2 platforms.

Station reopenedEdit

The station and line reopened on 6 February 2008 when services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced.[2] In February 2009 Caerphilly County Borough Council started construction on a footbridge to link the station with the Comprehensive School, Leisure Centre and the town centre.

An hourly service operates in both directions on weekdays and Saturdays with a two-hourly Sunday service.

FutureEdit

Doubling between Crosskeys and Aberbeeg Jct will require a second platform to be built at Newbridge and Llanhilleth

Following completion of the doubling and new platform (including Llanhilleth), an hourly train service between Ebbw Vale and Newport is planned.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 168.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 288.
  3. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 100.

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Clinker, C.R. (1988) [1978]. Clinker's Register of Closed Passenger Stations and Goods Depots in England, Scotland and Wales 1830–1980 (2nd ed.). Bristol: Avon-Anglia Publications & Services. ISBN 978-0-905466-91-0. OCLC 655703233.

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