Watton (B&MR) railway station

Last updated
Place Brecon
Area Powys
Coordinates 51°56′36″N3°22′45″W / 51.9434°N 3.3792°W / 51.9434; -3.3792 Coordinates: 51°56′36″N3°22′45″W / 51.9434°N 3.3792°W / 51.9434; -3.3792
Grid reference SO052281
Original company Brecon and Merthyr Railway
1863 Opened [1]
1871 closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railwaysportal

Watton railway station was a station situated in Brecon, Powys, Wales. The station was opened by the Brecon and Merthyr Railway in 1863. [1] It closed in 1871 when services were diverted to Brecon Free Street railway station.

Brecon market town in the county of Powys, Wales

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  1. 1 2 "Brecon & Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway". Welsh Railways Research Circle. Retrieved 7 March 2017.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus  Great Western Railway
Brecon and Merthyr Railway
  Groesffordd Halt
Line and station closed