Cwmbran railway station

Cwmbran railway station

Coordinates: 51°39′26″N 3°00′58″W / 51.6572°N 3.0160°W / 51.6572; -3.0160

Cwmbran National Rail
Cwmbrân
Cwmbran railway station.jpg
Location
Place Cwmbran
Local authority Torfaen
Operations
Station code CWM
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 0.184 million
2005/06 * decrease 0.177 million
2006/07 * increase 0.210 million
2007/08 * increase 0.242 million
2008/09 * increase 0.269 million
2009/10 * increase 0.309 million
History
Opened 12 May 1986 (12 May 1986)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cwmbran from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Cwmbran railway station (Welsh: Cwmbrân) is situated in the northeast of Cwmbran town centre within five minutes walking distance. It is part of the British railway system owned by Network Rail and is operated by Arriva Trains Wales. It lies on the Welsh Marches Line line from Newport to Hereford. The station was opened at this site in 1986 serving the commuter route to Newport and Cardiff, and shoppers to the town centre.

Historically there were a number of other railway stations in Cwmbran, though they were closed through the 1960s. The original Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company line to Blaenavon ran to the west of the town. It was closed to passengers in 1962 and goods in 1967 although the line saw coal traffic until 1980. The station at Lower Pontnewydd was located just 300 yards north of the present station on Station Road. It closed to passengers in 1958 and goods in 1965.

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Facilities

The station has recently undergone a refurbishment and now includes a larger car park, a new ticket hall, modern sheltered seating areas and new live departure boards like those seen at Newport. Previous to the refurbishment of the station, there used to be audio announcements, but these have since stopped. In addition to this, Torfaen County Borough Council have funded a limited Number 4 bus that serves the town centre and suburbs of Cwmbran, which is currently operated by Stagecoach in South Wales. It was officially opened by Rhodri Morgan AM on Friday 14 March 2008.

Service

Services that stop at Cwmbran in both directions are all operated by Arriva Trains Wales and include the hourly service between Manchester Piccadilly and West Wales and the two hourly service between Holyhead and Cardiff Central.

References

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newport   Arriva Trains Wales
Welsh Marches Line
  Pontypool and
New Inn
Newport   Arriva Trains Wales
North-South "Premier" service
  Abergavenny
(Northbound only)

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