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Date: 11/28/20 00:12
European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 86235

This is Abergavenny station on the Newport (South Wales) to Shrewsbury Welsh Marches Line. Originally opened in the 1840s by the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, which later became part of the the Great Western, it was one of three stations serving this medium sized market town. Today it's the sole station with a roughly hourly service in each direction connecting Manchester in North West England with South and West Wales. Pre-Covid there were also trains every two hours between South and North Wales and plans for a Cardiff to Liverpool service. The station maintains a ticket office, restrooms and a buffet.






Date: 11/28/20 02:57
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: GettingShort

Reminded me of this oldie,https://youtu.be/GqVJbbkfqNM



Date: 11/29/20 15:03
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 1019X

Is it just the camera angle or is the track super elevated through the station?



Date: 11/29/20 15:37
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: dwatry

Ah, if only small town American stations had a ticket office, restrooms and a buffet!



Date: 12/01/20 05:50
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 86235

1019X Wrote:
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> Is it just the camera angle or is the track super
> elevated through the station?

There is a cant through the station, speed limit is 80 mph.



Date: 12/01/20 09:16
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: TAW

86235 Wrote:
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> 1019X Wrote:
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> > Is it just the camera angle or is the track
> super
> > elevated through the station?
>
> There is a cant through the station, speed limit
> is 80 mph.

In the US, that is considered imossible.

TAW



Date: 12/01/20 12:28
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 86235

TAW Wrote:
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> In the US, that is considered imossible.
>
> TAW

Can I ask why?



Date: 12/01/20 18:05
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: Lackawanna484

The signs are multi-lingual, too



Date: 12/02/20 03:05
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 86235

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> The signs are multi-lingual, too

Yep, as are the announcements, first in Welsh then in English.



Date: 12/05/20 12:39
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: PHall

86235 Wrote:
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> Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> > The signs are multi-lingual, too
>
> Yep, as are the announcements, first in Welsh then
> in English.

Yeah, the Welsh are real sensative about that. Some consider english to be an "invader" language.



Date: 12/06/20 11:06
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: 86235

PHall Wrote:
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> Yeah, the Welsh are real sensative about that.
> Some consider english to be an "invader" language.

A slight exaggeration, there's almost no one in Wales who doesn't speak English. More and more people, including me, are learning the language, the Welsh Government's objective is 1 million speakers by 2025.

Iechyd da!



Date: 12/14/20 16:38
Re: European Railway Stations - Abergavenny
Author: CP8888

86235 Wrote:
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> TAW Wrote:
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> > In the US, that is considered imossible.
> >
> > TAW
>
> Can I ask why? Freight railroads do not like superelevation.

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