Sebastopol railway station

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

Sebastopol
Location
PlaceSebastopol
AreaTorfaen
Grid referenceST295980
Operations
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
28 May 1928 (1928-05-28)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 28 May 1928 on its line from Pontypool to Newport.[2][3] It closed on 30 April 1962.[2][3][4][5]

The island platform station lay to the south west of the extant Avondale Road overbridge, parallel to Railway Terrace.[citation needed] There are no remains of the station today, but the trackbed has been redeveloped into a cyclepath as part of National Cycle Route 46.[6]

The station was the second to have served the area as the Great Western had opened an earlier station on its Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway in December 1875, which was initially known as Sebastopol but was later renamed "Panteg".[7][8] This station closed in July 1880 when it was replaced by Panteg and Griffithstown on the Monmouthshire Railway.[7][8][9]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Panteg and Griffithstown
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
  Pontrhydyrun Halt
Line and station closed

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Conolly 2004, p. 43, section A3.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 346.
  3. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 207.
  4. ^ Clinker 1988, p. 121.
  5. ^ Haworth, Brian (24 February 2012). "Upper Pontnewydd to Pontypool". Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  6. ^ Visit Blaenavon (2013). "Torfaen Leisure Route". Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 304.
  8. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 180.
  9. ^ Clinker 1988, pp. 106 and 170, note 2705.

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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°40′33″N 3°01′15″W / 51.6758°N 3.02075°W / 51.6758; -3.02075