Llanharan railway station

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Llanharan National Rail
Llanharan
Llanharan railway station from Llanharan Bridge
Location
Place Llanharan
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°32′17″N 3°26′28″W / 51.538°N 3.441°W / 51.538; -3.441Coordinates: 51°32′17″N 3°26′28″W / 51.538°N 3.441°W / 51.538; -3.441
Grid reference ST001830
Operations
Station code LLR
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08   27,048
2008/09 Increase 0.108 million
2009/10 Increase 0.126 million
2010/11 Increase 0.133 million
2011/12 Increase 0.135 million
2012/13 Increase 0.140 million
History
? Opened
1964 Closed
2007 Reopened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanharan from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llanharan railway station serves the village of Llanharan in Wales. Funded in part by SEWTA and at a cost of £4.3 million,[1] it opened in December 2007.[2]

A former station was on the site until 1964,[2] when it was closed under the Beeching Cuts. Following local campaigning from residents, a new station was agreed and work began in 2007.

The station has two platforms connected by a footbridge and small shelters for passengers. It is unmanned but features CCTV and help points. A car park is next to the station.

The approved design features Corus Modular Platforms. The Modular Platform was selected as the majority of the structure can be erected with trains still running. Alternative forms of construction would have required extended blockage of the line (with associated disruption to through services on the South Wales Main Line).

The Principal Contractor for construction was GallifordTry Water & Rail, utilising local subcontractors where possible.

Services[edit]

Services are hourly Monday-Saturday in both directions, with three trains a day on Sunday. Services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Maesteg via Bridgend.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pontyclun   Arriva Trains Wales
Maesteg Line
  Pencoed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Janice Gregory AM for Ogmore". 
  2. ^ a b "Village back on track 43 years on". BBC News. 2007-12-10. Retrieved 2007-12-10.