Abercarn railway station


Abercarn railway station

Infobox UK disused station
name = Abercarn


caption =
locale = Abercarn
borough = Monmouthshire
line = Monmouthshire Railway
manager =
owner = Great Western Railway
platforms = ?
latitude =
longitude =
gridref =
years = 21 December 1850
events = Station opens
years1 = 30 April 1962
events1 = Station closed

Abercarn railway station served the village of Abercarn, in the county of Monmouthshire in Wales. Opened by the Monmouthshire Railway, it became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed by the British Transport Commission.

The site today

Trains on the reopened Ebbw Valley Line pass the site between Cross Keys and Newbridge stations. There is no station at Abercarn now, although the site was one of those considered at the project's planning stage. [http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/ebbwvalleyrailway/Project%20Information/route%20development.htm]

References

*cite book|author=R.V.J.Butt, |title= The Directory of Railway Stations |publisher=Patrick Stephens Ltd |year=1995 ISBN 1 85260 508 1
*cite book|author=A. Jowett, |title= Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas |publisher=Atlantic Publishing |year=2000 ISBN 0 906899 99 0


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