Mountain Ash railway station

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Coordinates: 51°40′54″N 3°22′35″W / 51.6817°N 3.3765°W / 51.6817; -3.3765

Mountain Ash National Rail
Welsh: Aberpennar
Mountain Ash
Location
Place Mountain Ash
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference ST049989
Operations
Station code MTA
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  0.109 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.107 million
2006/07 Increase 0.120 million
2007/08 Decrease 0.115 million
2008/09 Increase 0.120 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.116 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.102 million
2011/12 Decrease 94,128
History
3 October 1988 (1988-10-03) Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mountain Ash from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Mountain Ash railway station (Welsh: Gorsaf Reilffordd Aberpennar) is a railway station serving the town of Mountain Ash in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line.

A station serving this area of the town was first opened at Oxford Street by the Taff Vale Railway in 1888. This was closed to passengers by the Western Region of British Railways in 1964. Passenger services were reinstated to a new station by British Rail in 1988. There is a passing loop situated here (constructed in 2002, when the station was also rebuilt), which allows a half-hourly service to operate and freight trains to operate alongside the passenger service on what is otherwise a single track route.

Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales and run to all Valley Lines destinations.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes trains run half-hourly each way, north to Aberdare and south to Pontypridd, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central. They then continue to Barry and Barry Island, though a limited number of peak & late evening services run to Penarth. The frequency drops to hourly in the evening & every two hours each way on Sundays.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Penrhiwceiber   Arriva Trains Wales
Aberdare Branch
  Fernhill