Location type


Name and dates


Opened on the South Wales Railway.


  /  /1802Sirhowy Tramroad
Established by Sir Charles Morgan to run from the Tredegar Iron Works to Nine Mile Point, to run via the Monmouthshire Canal Tramway from there to Newport. Tramroads were built by the partners in the iron works to run to the Trevil Quarries and from Nantybwch to the Union Iron Works at Rhymney.
26/06/1802Monmouthshire Canal Tramway
Act passed for the Monmouthshire Canal to build a line from Newport to Nine Mile Point and from Risca to Crumlin to join the Beaufort Ironworks Tramway.
09/03/1853Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
In Newport, extended from temporary terminus at Newport Marshes Turnpike Gate to Newport Mill Street station.
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.
  /  /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.
13/05/1879Newport Railway
Newport to Wormit opened.
14/09/1891Caerphilly Branch (Brecon and Merthyr Railway)
New 'up' (eastwards to Newport) route opened between Gwaun y Bara Junction and Machen. Known as the 'Machen Loop' Line. This effectively doubles the route.
01/01/1899Great Western Railway
Takes over the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway's Newport to Pontypridd passenger service.
10/07/1922Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway
Tram Road Motor Halt, Pontypridd, closed when the Great Western Railway arranges for Newport trains to use the Taff Vale Railway's Pontypridd station.
05/05/1941Talywain Branch
Closed to passengers for Newport, Pontypool and Brynmawr service.


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