Ninian Park railway station

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Ninian Park National Rail
Welsh: Parc Ninian
Ninian Park
Location
Place Ninian Park
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST166759
Operations
Station code NNP
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 Decrease 14,315
2004/05 Increase 14,872
2005/06 Increase 18,254
2006/07 Increase 27,758
2007/08 Increase 35,371
2008/09 Increase 50,468
2009/10 Increase 56,732
2010/11 Increase 67,782
2011/12 Increase 69,938
2012/13 Increase 82,964
History
Key dates Opened 1987 (1987)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ninian Park from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ninian Park railway station serves the Leckwith and South Canton areas of Cardiff, just outside Cardiff city centre.

The station, is 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Cardiff Central. It was opened when the City Line reopened to passenger services in 1987, using platforms previously used only for special trains run in connection with football matches. For this reason it has the longest platforms on the line, accommodating up to nine coaches, rather than two coaches as at the other three stations opened at the same time. The station appeared on Ordnance Survey maps from at least as early as 1946 until the early 1980s as a white circle, denoting that it was closed to regular passenger services. Ninian Park is the white circle west of the city centre:

Part of 1946 1:63360 Ordnance Survey map of Cardiff, showing Ninian Park railway station

The station is near the former Cardiff City F.C. stadium and is next to the South Wales Main Line, but trains on this route do not stop. Cardiff Canton Traction Maintenance Depot is adjacent to the station.

Stadium[edit]

Cardiff City Stadium is within five minutes' walk of the station, over the road from the station's namesake Ninian Park Stadium. However, trains do not run to the station within three hours of a match due to fears that platforms cannot safely accommodate large numbers of passengers attending.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Trains run every half hour in each direction Mondays - Saturday daytimes, eastbound to Coryton via Cardiff Central and westbound to Radyr (where connections are available for stations further north). This drops to hourly during the evenings.

There is no Sunday service.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cardiff Central   Arriva Trains Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Waun-gron Park

Coordinates: 51°28′35″N 3°12′04″W / 51.47639°N 3.20111°W / 51.47639; -3.20111