Maesteg railway station

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Maesteg National Rail
Maesteg
Arriva Trains Wales 150208 stands at Maesteg with a service from Cheltenham Spa.
Location
Place Maesteg
Local authority Bridgend
Coordinates 51°36′35″N 3°39′17″W / 51.6096°N 3.6547°W / 51.6096; -3.6547Coordinates: 51°36′35″N 3°39′17″W / 51.6096°N 3.6547°W / 51.6096; -3.6547
Grid reference SS855913
Operations
Station code MST
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  0.137 million
2005/06 Increase 0.139 million
2006/07 Increase 0.160 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.158 million
2008/09 Increase 0.172 million
2009/10 Increase 0.176 million
2010/11 Increase 0.189 million
2011/12 Increase 0.191 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.171 million
2013/14 Increase 0.219 million
25 February 1864 Opened
1 July 1924 Name changed to Maesteg Castle Street
6 May 1968 Name changed to Maesteg
22 June 1970 Closed to public
14 July 1970 Last school train
28 September 1992 Reopened
2008 Platform lengthened to accommodate 4 car trains.
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maesteg from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maesteg railway station is one of two railway stations that serve the town of Maesteg in Wales. The British Rail 1992 built station is located in the centre of the town, adjacent to the Asda Supermarket store and on former sidings.

History[edit]

The station is now the terminus of the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. Previously the line continued northbound through the old Maesteg Castle Street station, which closed with the withdrawal of passenger services in July 1970. Mineral traffic had continued to several collieries in the areas until November 1985 (with the route remaining open past Llynfi North Junction as far north as Nantyffyllon to serve the NCB Maesteg Central Washery as well as the three pits), but the closure of the last remaining mine at St John's and the washery saw the line fall into disuse. The former station platforms and footbridge still exist, although the track has now been removed and there is heavy tree and plant growth at the location.

Services[edit]

The general service pattern is one train per hour to Cardiff Central via Bridgend, with most trains extended to Cheltenham Spa via Newport, Chepstow, Lydney and Gloucester.

Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

There are two long-distance daily services to Maesteg. One of these starts at Chester, and the other runs from Holyhead.

The first train of the day is an Ebbw Vale Parkway service.

There is no Sunday service.

The footbridge of the old Castle Street station, a few hundred yards further up the line.
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

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)   Arriva Trains Wales
Maesteg Line
  Terminus
Disused railways
Garth   Great Western Railway
Maesteg Line
  Nantyffyllon