Aberaeron Station & the
Aeron Valley Railway
Under the direction of John
Harford of Falcondale, Lampeter, a branch line was built between
Lampeter and Aberaeron, opening in 1911. The railway station was officially
opened on May 12th, 1911 by Lady Harford. The railway was very
successful, bringing both passengers and freight into Aberaeron from far
afield. As a result seagoing passenger trade
declined very quickly.
Increasingly better road transport links, together with
increasing numbers of private cars and more efficient road transport
deliveries signalled the demise of the less important railways. In 1951 the
Lampeter to Aberaeron railway was closed for passengers and
carried freight trains only until it closed in 1965.
The station was where the Jewson Builder's Merchants now
stands. The iron bridge that you drive across to enter Jewson was built
for the railway and can be seen in three of the photos below.