Risca and Pontymister railway station

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Risca and Pontymister National Rail
Welsh: Rhisga a Phont-y-meistr
Risca and Pontymister
Location
Place Pontymister
Local authority Caerphilly
Grid reference ST245902
Operations
Station code RCA
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2007/08  21,792
2008/09 Increase 0.101 million
2009/10 Decrease 99,964
2010/11 Increase 0.107 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.104 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.100 million
2013/14 Increase 0.109 million
History
Key dates Opened 6 February 2008 (6 February 2008)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Risca and Pontymister from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Risca and Pontymister railway station (Welsh: Rhisga a Phont-y-meistr) is a station on the Ebbw Valley Railway in south-east Wales. It serves the village of Pontymister and the town of Risca. It is located roughly ½ mile south of the original Risca railway station.

The station is located near Ty Isaf School and Mill Street. The site was originally railway sidings. The station has two platforms and a park and ride car park. Vehicular access to the station is off Maryland Road, with passenger access off Mill Street.

The station opened on 6 February 2008 when services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced. Plans include an hourly service to Newport.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Crosskeys   Arriva Trains Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Parkway
  Rogerstone

Coordinates: 51°36′20″N 3°05′35″W / 51.60554°N 3.09304°W / 51.60554; -3.09304