* 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.
The platforms are short (16 m) 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.
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.