Newport Dock Street railway station

Newport Dock Street railway station was one of three stations in central Newport, Monmouthshire.[1]

Newport Dock Street
The site of the station in 2015
General information
LocationNewport, Newport
Other information
Original companyMonmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
4 August 1852 (1852-08-04)Opened
1 August 1880Closed to passengers
1960sClosed to goods



The station was opened on 4 August 1852 as the terminus of Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company's Western Valleys line to Blaina and Ebbw Vale.[2][3] The line itself had opened on 21 December 1850 with a temporary terminus at Courtybella.[4]

By May 1855 the Western Valley line was connected to the Eastern Valley line at Mill Street station,[5] although Dock Street station continued to act as a terminus.[citation needed]

By January 1879 a connection was made from Park Junction to Gaer Junction just west of the Hillfield Tunnels on the South Wales Main Line.[6] On 12 May 1880, all Western Valley trains were diverted via this new chord to High Street station.[3] London and North Western Railway services from the Sirhowy branch followed on 1 June 1880.[3] The station then closed to passengers.[3][2] The line between Dock Street and Pill Bank Junction remained open for goods traffic until 1991.[7]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Bassaleg Junction
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company




  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section A3.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 170.
  3. ^ a b c d Quick 2009, p. 290.
  4. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, pp. 60–61.
  5. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, p. 61.
  6. ^ MacDermot & Clinker 1972, p. 65.
  7. ^ Cobb 2006, p. 116.


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  • Butt, R. V. J. (October 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. OL 11956311M.
  • 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.
  • Cobb, M.H. (2006) [2003]. The Railways of Great Britain: A Historical Atlas. Vol. 1. Shepperton, Surrey: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-0-7110-3236-1.
  • Conolly, W. Philip (2004) [1958]. British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0.
  • MacDermot, E.T.; Clinker, C.R. (1972) [1927]. History of the Great Western Railway, volume II 1863-1921. Shepperton: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0412-9.
  • Quick, Michael (2009) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway & Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978-0-901461-57-5. OCLC 612226077.

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