Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station

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Coordinates: 51°23′14″N 3°20′56″W / 51.3872°N 3.3489°W / 51.3872; -3.3489

Rhoose Cardiff International Airport National Rail
Welsh: Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Up platform
Location
Place Rhoose
Local authority Vale of Glamorgan
Grid reference ST062662
Operations
Station code RIA
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2005/06  0.101 million
2006/07 Increase 0.147 million
2007/08 Increase 0.166 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.163 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.157 million
2010/11 Decrease 0.155 million
2011/12 Increase 0.180 million
2012/13 Increase 0.184 million
History
June 2005 re-opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rhoose Cardiff International Airport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station is a railway station that serves the village of Rhoose and Cardiff Airport in South Wales. A dedicated shuttle bus connects this station with the airport terminal building.

The station is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line 11 12 miles (18.5 km) west of Cardiff Central towards Bridgend via Barry and before Llantwit Major. This station opened on 12 June 2005. Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network, an urban rail network serving Cardiff and the surrounding area.

A long title[edit]

Following its recent re-opening with a new name (the station was known as "Rhoose" before it closed in 1964), this station now holds the distinction of having the longest name for a station as recognised by National Rail in the UK, in both English (33 letters, excluding spaces) and Welsh (Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws — 28 letters, as dd, ng and rh are single letters in Welsh). There are two examples of longer names in Welsh, but both were deliberately given new contrived names to take the record for the longest name. (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is known officially as either Llanfairpwll or Llanfairpwllgwyngyll — the longer name is not shown on National Rail information documents — and Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion was fabricated to improve upon the length of the former.)

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is an hourly service westbound to Bridgend and an hourly service eastbound to Cardiff Central and terminating at Aberdare. Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Barry   Arriva Trains Wales
Vale Line
  Llantwit Major
Historical railways
Barry
Line and station open
  Barry Railway
Vale of Glamorgan Railway
  Aberthaw
Line open; station closed