Garth (Bridgend) railway station

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Garth (Bridgend) National Rail
Garth (Bridgend)
Location
Place Garth
Local authority Bridgend
Coordinates 51°35′48″N 3°38′34″W / 51.5967°N 3.6428°W / 51.5967; -3.6428Coordinates: 51°35′48″N 3°38′34″W / 51.5967°N 3.6428°W / 51.5967; -3.6428
Grid reference SS863899
Operations
Station code GMG
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  15,512
2005/06 Decrease 14,739
2006/07 Decrease 14,233
2007/08 Increase 17,861
2008/09 Increase 20,888
2009/10 Decrease 19,834
2010/11 Decrease 17,064
2011/12 Increase 17,836
2012/13 Increase 19,152
2013/14 Increase 26,292
History
Original company British Rail
28 September 1992 Opened as Garth
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garth (Bridgend) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
 originally Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway 
 
to Glyncorrwg
South Wales Mineral Railway
to Tonmawr
Cymmer Viaduct
Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
to Port Talbot • to Treherbert
West Junction
Cymmer Afan
Abergwynfi
Abergwynfi Colliery
Cymmer Tunnel
1591 yd 
1455 m 
Caerau Colliery
Caerau
Nantyffyllon
Port Talbot Railway and Docks Company
to Pontyrhyl
Maesteg (Neath Road)
PTR&DCo
to Port Talbot
Maesteg
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Garth
Troedyrhiew Garth
Llangynwyd
Ogmore Valley Railway
to Brynmenyn
Tondu
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Cefn Junction PTR&DCo
Kenfig Hill
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Pyle Junction
Pyle
South Wales Main Line
to Swansea
closed 1965
Cornelly Quarry
Nottage Halt
Nottage Tunnel
63 yd 
58 m 
Porthcawl

Garth (Bridgend) railway station is a railway station serving the village of Garth, Bridgend, Wales. It is located on the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. The station is known as Garth (Bridgend) in order to differentiate it from Garth (Powys).[1]

History[edit]

It replaced a previous station, south of the current location, which was known as 'Troedyrhiew Garth', which closed in 1970.[2] When the current station opened with the restoration of passenger services in 1992, there was much local debate whether to call the station 'Troedyrhiw Garth' once more because of the potential confusion with Garth Railway Station on the Heart of Wales Line in Powys. Upon opening on 28 September 1992 the new station was named simply Garth.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arriva Trains Wales. "Garth (Bridgend)". Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 234. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 101

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tondu   Arriva Trains Wales
Maesteg Line
  Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Historical railways
Llangynwyd
Line open, station closed.
  Great Western Railway
Maesteg Line
  Maesteg