Abergavenny railway station
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|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Renamed Abergavenny Monmouth Road|
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|* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Abergavenny from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.|
Abergavenny railway station (Welsh: Y Fenni) is situated southeast of the town centre of Abergavenny.
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.
Abergavenny lies at the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park and provides an access point to local services and public transport into the park.
Designed Charles Liddell, Chief Engineer of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, it has an Italianate architecture style.
Part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923, the line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. In 1950, the station was renamed Abergavenny Monmouth Road, and took on its simple name in 1968.
When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.
A branch line to Brynmawr was opened in 1862 starting at Abergavenny Junction station north of the current station, constructed by the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway. The line also had a station in the town called Abergavenny Brecon Road, making three stations in all.
This company was acquired by the London and North Western Railway in 1866.
In 1958 the MT&AR passenger trains ceased and Abergavenny Junction was closed.
GWR Locomotive 'Abergavenny Castle'
A GWR Castle-class locomotive, number 5013, was named after Abergavenny Castle
This is a staffed station in the daytime. It has disabled access to platforms, a cafeteria and toilets plus large waiting rooms on both tracksides.
With a few exceptions, the weekday daytime service pattern typically sees one train per hour in each direction between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, with most trains continuing beyond Cardiff to Swansea and West Wales. There is also a two-hourly service between Cardiff and the North Wales Coast Line. These service are all operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
Two trains per day in the early morning on weekdays to London Paddington, via Hereford and the Cotswold Line commenced operation in December 2007. However they were short lived, being withdrawn in December 2008; they were deemed pointless due to changing at Newport being quicker. These services were operated by First Great Western.
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Welsh Marches Line
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North-South "Premier" service
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- Abergavenny station on navigable O.S. map
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- Monmouthshire Railway Society