Abercarn Railway Station, Wales

Abercarn Railway Station, Wales

Abercarn railway station served the village of Abercarn, in the county of Monmouthshire.


The station was opened by the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company on 21 December 1850. It was resited following a deviation of the line in c. 1867. It became part of the Great Western Railway on 1 August 1880 when the Monmouthshire Railway was taken over having been leased to the Great Western from 1 August 1875. Passing on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was closed to passengers by the British Transport Commission on 30 April 1962, having already closed to goods traffic on 7 December 1959.

The site today

Trains on the reopened Ebbw Valley Railway 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.


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