Pembrey and Burry Port railway station

Pembrey and Burry Port railway station is a railway station on the West Wales line serving Pembrey and Burry Port, in Carmarthenshire, Wales. It is adjacent to Burry Port's main shopping area. Pembrey is situated 2 km to the west.[1]

Pembrey and Burry Port National Rail
Welsh: Pen-bre a Phorth Tywyn
Pembrey & Burry Port railway station, Carmarthenshire - - 3992325.jpg
PlaceBurry Port
Local authorityCarmarthenshire
Coordinates51°41′02″N 4°14′53″W / 51.684°N 4.248°W / 51.684; -4.248Coordinates: 51°41′02″N 4°14′53″W / 51.684°N 4.248°W / 51.684; -4.248
Grid referenceSN447007
Station codePBY
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.146 million
2015/16Decrease 0.143 million
2016/17Increase 0.145 million
2017/18Decrease 0.138 million
2018/19Decrease 0.136 million
National RailUK railway stations
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pembrey and Burry Port from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.


View westward, towards Carmarthen in 1973

It was opened by the broad gauge South Wales Railway on 11 October 1852 when that company extended its route from Landore (Swansea) to Carmarthen.[2][3]

The South Wales Railway amalgamated with the Great Western Railway in 1863 and the broad gauge was replaced by standard gauge in 1872.[4]

Train movements are controlled from a Great Western Railway signal box opened in 1907.[5]

In 2012, Network Rail had threatened to remove the Victorian bridge due to its poor state of repair. However, a local campaign to save the bridge was successful. In January 2020, the footbridge was removed to be refurbished. It will be strengthened, decorated and a new decking will be added. It follows work in 2013 to add lighting to the bridge.[6]

Train servicesEdit

There is an hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Swansea, Cardiff Central, Shrewsbury and Crewe.[7] A similar frequency operates on Sundays, but trains do not start running until late morning.

In the other direction there is an hourly service to Carmarthen, running either non-stop or stopping at Kidwelly and Ferryside, with a two-hourly extension to Milford Haven via Whitland and Haverfordwest.

There are also several daily services between Pembroke Dock and Swansea via Carmarthen and two through trains to Fishguard Harbour.

All of these services are operated by Transport for Wales.

Great Western Railway operate one daily service between Carmarthen and London Paddington (to London in the morning & back in the evening Mon-Sat). This saves having to travel to Swansea and change trains. On summer Saturdays an extra service runs through to Pembroke Dock. This service departs London Paddington at 08:45 and arrives at Pembroke Dock at 14:14. On Sundays, a more frequent service operates (three trains each way from early afternoon).

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Llanelli   Transport for Wales
West Wales line
  Kidwelly or Carmarthen
Llanelli   Great Western Railway
London - Carmarthen

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Body, G. PSL Field Guide - Railways of the Western Region, Cambridge: Patrick Stephens, 1983, p. 148.
  2. ^ Quick, M. Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain - A Chronology. Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society, 2009
  3. ^ Barrie, D.S.M. A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain, Vol.12 South Wales. Newton Abbott: David and Charles, 1980, p.39.
  4. ^ Simmons, J. and Biddle, G. (eds) The Oxford Companion to British Railway History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, p.461
  5. ^ Kay, P. Signalling Atlas and Signal Box Directory - Great Britain and Ireland. Wallasey: Signalling Record Society, 2010, p.25.
  6. ^
  7. ^ GB eNRT 2018-19 Edition, Table 128

External linksEdit

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