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Pontypool Crane Street railway station

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Place  Wales
Grid reference  SO281007
Area  Torfaen
30 June 1852  Station opens
Pontypool Crane Street railway station
Pre-grouping  London and North Western Railway and Great Western Railway
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway and GWR
Original company  Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Similar  Blaenavon High Level railway st, Pontypool and New Inn railwa, Newport railway station, Big Pit National Coal Mus

Pontypool Crane Street railway station served Pontypool in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire.


With industry in the South Wales coalfield needing improved transport links the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company (MR&CC) opened the first line between Newport to Pontypool in 1852. The line initially terminated at Crane Street Station in Pontypool and was extended to Blaenavon in 1854. The station was enlarged in 1894.

Crane Street was on the Newport to Brynmawr line which closed for passengers in 1962. Part of the station building was used in the creation of a station on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. The site of the station is now occupied by Tesco's car park in Pontypool.


Pontypool Crane Street railway station Wikipedia

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