Location type


Name and dates


Station code: NTH National Rail
Where: Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Opened on the South Wales Railway.

Chronology Dates

03/08/1846Vale of Neath Railway
Act passed for broad gauge line from Neath to Aberdare and a branch to Merthyr.
24/09/1851Vale of Neath Railway
Opened from Neath to Aberdare for passengers.
  /  /1862Vale of Neath Railway
Plan to lay third rail to allow standard gauge trains to run from Pontypool, via the Taff Vale Extension, to Neath.
16/05/1874Vale of Neath Railway
Train heading towards Neath breaks loose and runs into Merthyr station. It collides with a Brecon and Merthyr Railway train. One killed and fifty injured.

News items

29/11/2021Global Centre for Rail Excellence, Wales [The Architects' Journal]
07/02/2019New Swansea railway station 'ticket to opportunity' [BBC News]
25/06/2018£100m rail test complex plans for Neath valley [BBC News]
03/05/2015Study to look at Blaencwm railway tunnel reopening [BBC News]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: South Wales v. 12 (Regional railway history series)