Pontarddulais railway station
|Pontarddulais railway station in 2006|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1840|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pontarddulais from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Pontarddulais railway station serves the town of Pontarddulais and village of Hendy in Wales. The station is located at street level not far from the town centre and the Loughor estuary. All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.
The station was the junction between the original Llanelly Railway main line from Llanelli and the later direct line to/from Swansea Victoria, which was also constructed by the LR (opening in 1866/7) but subsequently taken over by the LNWR, giving the latter company its own route to Swansea independent of the Great Western Railway. The Swansea Victoria line along the Mumbles peninsula fell victim to the Beeching Axe in June 1964 and all trains now reach Swansea via Llanelli (the trackless platforms of the direct line can still be seen however).
All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales. There are four trains a day in each direction (towards Swansea and Shrewsbury) from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays. This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to give a hand signal to the approaching train driver to board or notify the guard when they board that they wish to alight from the train there.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Llangennech||Arriva Trains Wales
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