|Original company||Wye Valley Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1 November 1876||Station opened as Bigsweir|
|1 May 1909||Renamed St Briavels and Llandogo|
|9 March 1927||Renamed St Briavels|
|5 January 1959||Station closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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|Wye Valley Railway|
St Briavels Station was a station along the Wye Valley Railway. It was built in 1876 during the construction of the line on the Monmouthshire side of the River Wye at Bigsweir, and was intended to serve the nearby villages of St Briavels, across the river in the Forest of Dean, and Llandogo, which is further down the Wye Valley. It was closed on 5 January 1959 when the line was closed to passenger services. St Briavels station was renamed three time during its life: firstly Bigsweir Station, then St Briavels and Llandogo Station, and finally St Briavels Station.
The station was opened on 1 November 1876. It was named Bigsweir Station but was renamed St Briavels and Llandogo in 1909, shortly after the line's amalgamation with the Great Western Railway. It was finally renamed St Briavels Station in 1927 just before the opening of Llandogo Halt.
The station consisted of a station building, goods shed, signal box, storage shed, sidings, crane and the only level crossing on the whole line for the A466 road. The station was closed completely to passenger and freight services in January 1959. Following the stations closure the level crossing gates were removed and the signal box has all but disappeared but the station and goods shed remain mostly on site. The goods shed, now minus its roof, is now the only surviving shed on the whole line.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Llandogo Halt||British Railways
Wye Valley Railway
- Information about re-opening the line, it includes photos and information on the railway before closure
- Photos of the line
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