Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway


05/07/1865Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
Act passed.
17/09/1874Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
Opened from Pontypool South Junction to Maindee Junctions opened to goods.
21/12/1874Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
Opened from Pontypool North Junction to Panteg Junction avoiding Coedygric Sidings. Passenger train start to use the line and run to Newport station on the South Wales Railway.
01/01/1875Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
London and North Western Railway uses line for Shrewsbury to Newport Mill Street.
  /  /1878Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
Connection made from Llantarnam Junction to Cwmbran Junction on the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company line. Great Western Railway trains divert to main Newport station.
01/03/1909Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway
New Pontypool Road station opened to the north east of Pontypool Road [1st] which is closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Newport to Cwmbran

A DMU leaves Caerleon on an 'Eastern Valleys' service to Brynmawr. The station closed in the early 1960's when the valley service was withdrawn but ...
John Thorn //1959
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1988 - when men were men... and 155308 was factory fresh. The DMU is heading North from Newport towards Cwmbran, past the site of Ponthir station. ...
Ken Strachan /09/1988
The heady days of loco-hauled trains along the Welsh Marches came to a halt in the late eighties. A southbound large logo class 37 passes the site of ...
Ken Strachan /09/1988
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Cwmbran to Pontypool

A Northbound Marches unit approaches Cwmbran (=Crow Valley) on 21st April. In the background, a supermarket has been built; and further work is in ...
Ken Strachan 21/04/2019
Looking South at the then-recently opened Cwmbran station in April 1987. The station was opened just after a book had been published bemoaning ...
Ken Strachan /04/1987
An unidentified Cardiff-bound 47 enjoying the pool of light around the then-recently-opened new Cwmbran station (the earlier Cwmbran station being ...
Ken Strachan /04/1987
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16th August 2019 was a horrible day in South Wales. I tried to follow up on John McIntyre's picture at Farington the previous evening of 314211 going ...
Alastair McLellan 16/08/2019
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