Cwmbach railway station

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Coordinates: 51°42′04″N 3°24′52″W / 51.7011°N 3.4144°W / 51.7011; -3.4144

Cwmbach National Rail
Welsh: Cwm-bach
Cwmbach
Location
Place Cwmbach
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference SO023012
Operations
Station code CMH
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  14,480
2005/06 Decrease 14,175
2006/07 Increase 20,595
2007/08 Decrease 19,866
2008/09 Increase 19,912
2009/10 Increase 22,692
2010/11 Decrease 19,234
2011/12 Decrease 18,126
2012/13 Increase 20,470
2013/14 Decrease 20,278
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cwmbach from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cwmbach railway station is a railway station serving the village of Cwmbach in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line. Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

The first station on this site was a halt opened by the Great Western Railway in 1914. It closed with the line in 1964. The present station was opened in 1988 with the line to Aberdare.

During 2005 construction work was carried out to double the platform length. This will now allow four carriage trains (DMU) to stop at the station. EWS operate coal trains to Tower Colliery. These trains pass through the station on weekdays and on some Saturdays. Freightliner also operate an irregular stone service to Tower and these trains also pass through the station. Most passenger services to Barry Island are operated by Class 142s, 143s and 150s. The Class 142s and 143s usually work in 4-car formation as do the 150s on some services. Freight that passes through the station is handled by Class 66s but Class 60s have been seen.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service in each direction, northbound to Aberdare and southbound to Pontypridd, Cardiff Central and Barry Island. In the evening, this drops to hourly.

On Sundays there is a service every two hours each way.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fernhill   Arriva Trains Wales
Aberdare Branch
  Aberdare