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Pontrhydyrun Halt railway station

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Pontrhydyrun Halt railway station was a railway halt which served the village of Pontrhydyrun near Cwmbran in Torfaen, South Wales, UK.[1]

Pontrhydyrun Halt
Location
PlacePontrhydyrun
AreaTorfaen
Grid referenceST294971
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
17 July 1933 (1933-07-17)Opened
30 April 1962Closed
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

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 17 July 1933 on its line from Pontypool to Newport.[2][3] It closed on 30 April 1962.[2][3][4]

The 2 platform request halt lay along the current A4051 road, Cwmbran Drive, which largely follows the trackbed of the Monmouthshire Railway's Eastern Valley line.[citation needed]

The station was the second to serve the area as a previous station named "Pontrhydyrun", which was situated 19 chains (380 m) to the north (51°40′19″N 3°01′17″W / 51.671814°N 3.021381°W / 51.671814; -3.021381), had been opened by the Monmouthshire Railway on 1 July 1852 and closed on 1 January 1917.[2][3][5]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sebastopol
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Upper Pontnewydd
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section A3.
  2. ^ a b c Quick 2009, p. 316.
  3. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 188.
  4. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 110.
  5. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 171, note 2820.

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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