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Written by Richard Stiles - 10 Sep 2005
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Location notes
Abergavenny is in Monmouthshire near the boarder with South Wales and England.
Railway type and traffic
Mainly class 158s on the Cardiff/Crewe trains, but occasionally specials for events at Cardiff worked by 67s. Freight is mainly steel to/from South Wales hauled by 60s or 66s.
Environment
Picturesque town surrounded by hills and countryside.
Road directions
A465 from Hereford, or A40 from the south. Note, the station is away from the town centre but it is signposted. It is in the south east corner of the town.

Abergavenny Station map co-ordinates
Parking
You have to pay for the station car park, plus it is by an industrial estate with restricted private parking. You can probably park in a nearby side street though.
Public transport
Go by train from Cardiff or Crewe/Shrewsbury/Ludlow.
Amenities
The station has a toilet. There are plenty of shops in the town, but this looks to be a long walk, about 15-20mins, bound to be able to get a good bar meal from the hotel opposite the station.
Accommodation
There was a nice looking hotel opposite the station, which was probably also open to non residents.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Abergavenny Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
Abergavenny Station general view map
Abergavenny Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Abergavenny Station



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Photographic notes
I was there on a dull day, so I could get shots in any direction, but I think looking south [towards the signal box] could be in to the sun for most of the day. South bound trains are best photographed from the end of the northbound platform. Northbound trains are best photographed from the station footbridge, light permitting.

Further views are possible by walking over the footbridge away from the station building, turning left parallel to the railway and left down a path to a foot crossing just past the station platforms. There is also a further footbridge to the north of the station.

You could get some good film from the station footbridge, but it is quite narrow and easy to get in someones way, plus it can be busy with people walking by. The northbound platform is quite long and away from people, but it backs on to houses so you may get some lawn mowers going off on a fine summers day!


General views - All photographs Richard Stiles unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north

From the station platform.

Fig 2 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking south

From station footbridge, note that 37s are very rare on this line now!

Location Video



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