SO3000 : The view along the platforms, Pontypool & New Inn station

taken 8 years ago, near to Pontypool, Torfaen/Tor-Faen, Great Britain

The view along the platforms, Pontypool & New Inn station
The view along the platforms, Pontypool & New Inn station
Platforms 1 (on the right, northbound) and 2 (southbound) at Pontypool & New Inn station are over 100 metres long. This contrasts with the short length of most of the services which now stop here, usually 2 carriages long, occasionally 4.

The station was formerly known as Pontypool Road. For more than a century, from the mid 19th century to the 1960s, Pontypool Road was a railway junction which connected the line from Newport and Cardiff to the Midlands and North of England with the line from Neath and Merthyr.

Pontypool Road station was part of a rail complex, with a 50-track marshalling yard for assembling coal trains destined for all parts of the UK. In addition there were goods sheds, engine sheds and refuelling facilities for the many steam locomotives used on the rail network. Today all that remains is the main line. At one time much of the land in the valley bottom now occupied by the A4042 and the McDonald's roundabout between New Inn and Griffithstown was a sprawling network of railway tracks, sidings and buildings.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 300 002 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.7699N 3:0.8518W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 301 003
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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