Clunderwen railway station

Clunderwen railway station
Clunderwen National Rail
The station as seen from platform 1
Place Clynderwen
Local authority Pembrokeshire
Coordinates 51°50′28″N 4°43′55″W / 51.841°N 4.732°W / 51.841; -4.732Coordinates: 51°50′28″N 4°43′55″W / 51.841°N 4.732°W / 51.841; -4.732
Grid reference SN119192
Station code CUW
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 * 12,709
2005/06 * 12,430
2006/07 * 14,297
2007/08 * 17,439
2008/09 * 19,376
Original company South Wales Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
2 January 1854 Opened as Narberth Road for Cardigan and Tenby
1863 Renamed Narberth Road for Cardigan
1 December 1875 Renamed Clynderwen
6 September 1965 Renamed Clynderwen Halt
5 May 1969 Renamed Clynderwen
12 May 1980 Renamed Clunderwen
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clunderwen from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Clunderwen railway station serves the village of Clynderwen (Welsh: Clunderwen) in Pembrokeshire.



The South Wales Railway was extended from Carmarthen Junction to Haverfordwest on 2 January 1854,[1] and among the original stations was one known as Narberth Road for Cardigan and Tenby; this was simplified to Narberth Road for Cardigan in 1863.[2]

The station was renamed Clynderwen on 1 December 1875,[3] being named after the Clynderwen Estate, which included property in the area around the station; a previous suggestion to use the parish name Llandisilio being rejected.[4] The Narberth Road and Maenclochog Railway (NR&MR) opened in 1876, the junction of that line being to the west of Clynderwen station; and the NR&MR trains to Rosebush used a bay at the eastern end of the up side of the station.[5] Initially trains had to reverse in and out of the platform, but with the extension of the Rosebush line to Letterston by the North Pembrokeshire and Fishguard Railway (NP&FR) in 1895 (the NP&FR having taken over the NR&MR), the layout at Clynderwen was improved.[6]

There have been several subsequent amendments to the station's name: to Clynderwen Halt on 6 September 1965; reverting to Clynderwen on 5 May 1969; and finally becoming Clunderwen on 12 May 1980.[7]

The station is currently unmanned. It is a request stop, and therefore trains will only stop if a patron requires to get on or off there.

Trains that stop here go to Milford Haven westbound and to Swansea, Cardiff Central, Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly eastbound.


  1. ^ MacDermot 1927, pp. 572–3,865.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 166.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 166,64.
  4. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, p. 61.
  5. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, pp. 59,60,103–4.
  6. ^ Parker & Morris 2008, pp. 112–3.
  7. ^ Butt 1995, p. 64.


  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1 85260 508 1. R508. 
  • MacDermot, E.T. (1927). History of the Great Western Railway, vol. I: 1833-1863. Paddington: Great Western Railway. 
  • Parker, Richard; Morris, John (2008) [1981]. The Railways of Pembrokeshire. Corhampton: Noodle Books. ISBN 978 1 906419 07 3. 

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitland   Arriva Trains Wales
West Wales Line
  Clarbeston Road
Disused railways
Terminus   Great Western Railway
Narberth Road and Maenclochog Railway
Line and station closed

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