Cardiff Bay railway station

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Coordinates: 51°28′02″N 3°09′59″W / 51.4671°N 3.1665°W / 51.4671; -3.1665

Cardiff Bay National Rail
Welsh: Bae Caerdydd
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff Bay railway station
Location
Place Cardiff Bay
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST190748
Operations
Station code CDB
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.246 million
2005/06 Increase 0.274 million
2006/07 Increase 0.404 million
2007/08 Increase 0.519 million
2008/09 Increase 0.595 million
2009/10 Increase 0.686 million
2010/11 Increase 0.753 million
2011/12 Increase 0.793 million
2012/13 Increase 0.869 million
History
1840 Built
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cardiff Bay from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cardiff Bay railway station

Cardiff Bay railway station (Welsh: Bae Caerdydd), formerly Cardiff Bute Road, is a station serving the Cardiff Bay and Butetown areas of Cardiff, Wales. It is the southern terminus of the Butetown Branch Line 1 mile (1.5 km) south of Cardiff Queen Street.

Only one platform is now in use. The station building remains disused and is boarded up. The station building lies on Bute Street, although the rest of the station remains visible from the nearby Lloyd George Avenue. For various reasons, including it being the origin of the first steam-powered passenger train service in Wales, the station is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

The station is within walking distance of the Senedd and the Wales Millennium Centre

Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

History[edit]

The station was built as "Cardiff Docks" in 1840 by the Taff Vale Railway (engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel). It was renamed "Bute Road" by the Great Western Railway in 1924 and given its present name in 1994. The building was restored in the 1980s and served for a time as a railway museum under the auspices of the National Museums and Galleries of Wales and the Butetown Historical Railway Society (which in 1997 relocated its activities to the Vale of Glamorgan Railway).[2]

Services[edit]

There is a shuttle service between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay every 12 minutes Monday to Saturdays (between 0630 and 2330) and every 12 minutes on Sundays (between 1100 and 1630). The service was formerly operated by a Class 121 "bubble car", but this was withdrawn in June 2013.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   Arriva Trains Wales
Butetown Branch Line
  Cardiff Queen Street

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff Bay Station, Butetown". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1. 

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