Cogan railway station

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Coordinates: 51°26′46″N 3°11′21″W / 51.4461°N 3.1891°W / 51.4461; -3.1891

Cogan National Rail
Cogan
Location
Place Cogan
Local authority Vale of Glamorgan
Grid reference ST174725
Operations
Station code CGN
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.126 million
2005/06 Increase 0.128 million
2006/07 Increase 0.148 million
2007/08 Increase 0.168 million
2008/09 Increase 0.189 million
2009/10 Increase 0.193 million
2010/11 Increase 0.205 million
2011/12 Increase 0.237 million
2012/13 Increase 0.261 million
2013/14 Increase 0.283 million
20 December 1888 Station opened
14 August 1893 Junction made with Taff Vale Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cogan from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cogan railway station is a railway station serving Cogan in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line 2 34 miles (4.4 km) south of Cardiff Central on the way to Barry Island and Bridgend.

Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

The current platforms were constructed in 1898 but, until 1968, Cogan had two additional and separate platforms across the other side of the main Windsor Road, opened twenty years earlier in 1878 and located on the Penarth and Sully branch line, that extended from the Cogan Junction points around the coastline through Lavernock and Sully to where it rejoined the main line at Cadoxton. That through link was closed under the effects of the Beeching Axe and the rail spur now terminates at Penarth.

Dingle Road Halt and Penarth station remain open but the two platforms at Cogan were closed when the line was reduced to a single track spur. Most of the station buildings still stand but have been used by several private businesses including a shooting range, a garden centre, a second hand car lot and a marine chandlers. The area originally covered by the Cogan and Penarth dock's railway sidings and engine maintenance sheds now contains a large Tesco supermarket.

The station is close to Pont y Werin, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge linking Penarth to the Cardiff International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay, which opened in July 2010.

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a 15 minute frequency northbound to Cardiff Central and beyond. Southbound, there are three trains per hour to Barry Island and an hourly service to Bridgend via Rhoose.

Evenings and Sundays, there is generally a half-hourly service to Cardiff Central. Evenings, there is an hourly service southbound to Barry Island and Bridgend whilst on Sundays there is a half-hourly service to Barry Island and one to Bridgend every two hours.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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Vale Line
  Eastbrook