- Severn Tunnel Junction railway station
Severn Tunnel Junction Cyffordd Twnnel Hafren Severn Tunnel Junction station before the recent (January 2010) restoration of a fourth line and platform Location Place Rogiet Local authority Monmouthshire Operations Station code STJ Managed by Arriva Trains Wales Number of platforms 4 Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage 2004/05 * 118,092 2005/06 * 119,729 2006/07 * 134,648 2007/08 * 140,192 2008/09 * 148,836 2009/10 * 169,667 History 1850
Opened as Rogiet
Renamed Severn Tunnel Junction
National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Severn Tunnel Junction from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Severn Tunnel Junction railway station (Welsh: Cyffordd Twnnel Hafren) is a small railway station on the western side of the Severn Tunnel at Rogiet, Monmouthshire, Wales. It lies at the junction of the South Wales Main Line from London and the Gloucester to Newport Line.
The Great Western Railway built a major goods yard at the junction, which sorted coal coming from the South Wales Valleys to the London and the Midlands; while in reverse, it sorted goods from the rest of the UK to South Wales. The station and goods yard were heavily bombed during World War II, due to the large goods yard facility.
As a result of reduced coal and industrial production from the mid-1980s from South Wales, and increases in fixed goods formations, Severn Tunnel Junction goods yard and locomotive depot were closed from 12 October 1987 with residual marshalling moving to Newport railway station. After the tracks were lifted in the early 1990s, part of the site of the former goods yard was used for the toll booths for the Second Severn Crossing.
Network Rail is currently remodelling the track layout at Severn Tunnel Junction in conjunction with resignalling work, due to be completed by 2014. This will provide improved operational flexibility, reduce maintenance costs and re-instate a fourth through platform. SEWTA intends use the opportunity to improve passenger facilities at the station.
Since 4 January 2010 the new track configuration is in use. The South Wales Main Line now uses platforms 3 and 4 and Gloucester to Newport Line platforms 1 and 2. There are no rail connections between the platforms east of the station as high-speed crossovers have been provided to the west.
Severn Tunnel JunctionLegend South Wales Main Line to Newport Severn Tunnel Junction Caldicot South Wales Main Line towards Bristol (in tunnel) freight line to Caerwent Training Area Gloucester to Newport Line Gloucester to Newport LineLegend Cross Country Route Gloucester River Severn Ledbury and Gloucester Railway Oakle Street Grange Court Hereford, Ross & Gloucester Railway Westbury-on-Severn Halt Newnham Ruddle Road Halt Severn and Wye Railway Awre for Blakeney Forest of Dean Central Railway Severn Railway Bridge Severn Bridge Sharpness Branch Line Lydney Junction / Lydney Lydney Harbour Branch Dean Forest Railway Woolaston Wye Valley Railway Tutshill Halt Chepstow East River Wye (Chepstow Railway Bridge) Chepstow M48 Severn Bridge Portskewett South Wales Main Line Sudbrook Tunnel Pumps Caerwent training area Severn Tunnel Caldicot Severn Tunnel Junction M4 Second Severn Crossing Undy Halt Magor River Severn Steel works Llanwern Uskmouth Power Station Welsh Marches Line River Usk Monmouthshire Railway Newport South Wales Main Line Preceding station National Rail Following station Newport Arriva Trains Wales
Maesteg / Cardiff Central - Cheltenham Spa
Caldicot Newport CrossCountry
Cardiff Central - Birmingham New Street / Nottingham
(Mondays to Saturdays only, limited service)
Cardiff Central - Manchester Piccadilly via Bristol Temple Meads
(Mondays to Saturdays only, limited service)
Patchway Newport First Great Western
Cardiff Central - Taunton
(Mondays to Saturdays only)
First Great Western
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton
(Mondays to Saturdays, morning and evening peak only and Sundays)
Filton Abbey Wood
- First Great Western
- List of all UK railway stations
- ^ The Severn Tunnel
- ^ BBC - WW2 People's War - Dennis Harper's Story
- ^ Nock, O.S. (1967) History of the Great Western Railway Volume III p.42
- ^ Railways in Gloucester and Churchdown - after 1845
- ^ Network Rail - Wales Route Utilisation Strategy Draft for Consultation
- Monmouthshire Railway Society
- Train times for Severn Tunnel Junction from National Rail
- Map and aerial photos of Severn Tunnel Junction
- Historic pictures of Severn Tunnel Junction
Railway stations served by Bristol area commuter services Taunton to Bristol
and CardiffTaunton • Bridgwater • Highbridge and Burnham • Weston-super-Mare • Weston Milton • Worle • Yatton • Nailsea and Backwell • Parson Street • Bedminster • Bristol Temple Meads • Lawrence Hill • Stapleton Road • Filton Abbey Wood • Patchway • Pilning • Severn Tunnel Junction • Newport • Cardiff Central
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