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Changing Trains At Carmarthen Station

Carmarthen station is on a spur from the West Wales Line from a triangular junction.

This Google Map shows the station and the junction.

Carmarthen Station

Carmarthen Station

My train from Swansea arrived in the station and I crossed the tracks to the other platform to get my onward train to Pembroke.

These are some pictures of the station.

There aren’t many stations, where passengers are allowed to cross the lines.

This Google Map shows the station layout in detail.

Carmarthen Station Layout

Carmarthen Station Layout

It is a good example of how a reversing siding works.

Note in the larger map, the railway crosses over the River Towy, as it goes to the West.

There is a lifting bridge over the river called Carmarthen Bridge.

This web page on Movable Bridges, describes the bridge and has a picture.

The bridge was built in 1911 and hasn’t worked since about 1956.

October 7, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Carmarthen station is a two platform station, with a rather unusual layout, that I wrote about in Changing Trains At Carmarthen Station. […]

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