Gilfach Fargoed railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 51°41′03″N 3°13′39″W / 51.6842°N 3.2274°W / 51.6842; -3.2274

Gilfach Fargoed National Rail
Gilfach Fargoed
Location
Place Gilfach
Local authority Caerphilly
Grid reference ST152990
Operations
Station code GFF
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  8,997
2005/06 Decrease 6,335
2006/07 Decrease 2,284
2007/08 Increase 2,556
2008/09 Decrease 2,394
2009/10 Increase 3,396
2010/11 Decrease 3,376
2011/12 Increase 4,182
2012/13 Decrease 3,456
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gilfach Fargoed from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Gilfach Fargoed railway station is a railway station serving the village of Gilfach, in Caerphilly county borough, south Wales. It is a stop on the Rhymney Line of the Valley Lines network.

The platforms are short, and can barely accommodate a British Rail Class 153 train. Passengers can only alight from the front doors of any train calling here, so the conductor on longer trains must give passengers advance notice so that they have time to move towards the front set of doors.

History[edit]

Built as a halt by the Rhymney Railway in 1908 for recently introduced steam railmotors, some 50 years after the line first opened. Although very close, the halt did not serve the Brecon and Merthyr Railway which passed behind, on its way to Bargoed south Junction.

Services[edit]

Mondays to Saturdays there is an hourly service between Bargoed and Penarth. Sundays there is a two-hourly service between Rhymney and Barry Island.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pengam   Arriva Trains Wales
Rhymney Line
  Bargoed