Llansamlet railway station

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Llansamlet National Rail
Llansamlet
Location
Place Llansamlet
Local authority Swansea
Grid reference SS697975
Operations
Station code LAS
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   20,397
2005/06 Decrease 20,031
2006/07 Decrease 18,530
2007/08 Increase 22,670
2008/09 Increase 30,572
2009/10 Decrease 25,558
2010/11 Increase 32,330
2011/12 Increase 32,550
2012/13 Increase 34,008
2013/14 Decrease 33,200
History
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 January 1885 (1885-01-01) Station opened as Llansamlet
February 1950 Renamed Llansamlet North
2 November 1964 Station closed
27 June 1994 Reopened as Llansamlet
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llansamlet from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llansamlet railway station is a minor railway station in Llansamlet, Swansea, Wales. The station is located below street level at Frederick Place in Peniel Green. It is served by local trains operated by Arriva Trains Wales on the South Wales Main Line between Swansea and Cardiff.

Facilities[edit]

The station has two platforms:

  • Platform 1, situated east of the Frederick Place overbridge, is for westbound trains towards Swansea
  • Platform 2, situated west of the bridge, is for eastbound trains towards Cardiff Central

As the station is unmanned, passengers boarding must buy their tickets on the train. There is a free car park for rail passengers.

Services[edit]

Journey times are around 10 minutes to Swansea and one hour to Cardiff.

At present Llansamlet is served by a train every two hours in both directions on weekdays. But no trains at present call on a Sunday. A near normal service operates on most Bank Holidays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Skewen   Arriva Trains Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Swansea

Former station[edit]

The former GWR station (from its 1885 opening until closed in 1964) was situated approximately 720 metres (0.45 miles) west of the present station, at 51°39′33″N 3°53′42″W / 51.65917°N 3.89500°W / 51.65917; -3.89500 (Former Llansamlet railway station), on the embankment to the west of the Station Road bridge.[1]

Blocked access steps leading up to the platform can still be seen today on the northern approach to the bridge.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ André Scoville, "Images of Wales: Swansea, Llandore, Clydach, Llansamlet and Morriston", ISBN 0-7524-2153-0, chapter 5

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Coordinates: 51°39′41″N 3°53′05″W / 51.6615°N 3.8848°W / 51.6615; -3.8848