Ton Pentre railway station

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Ton Pentre National Rail
Welsh: Tonpentre
Ton Pentre
Ton Pentre railway station.
Photograph by Peter Brabham
Location
Place Ton Pentre
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863Coordinates: 51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863
Grid reference SS972953
Operations
Station code TPN
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   44,901
2005/06 Decrease 37,998
2006/07 Increase 46,826
2007/08 Increase 92,481
2008/09 Increase 0.101 million
2009/10 Increase 0.109 million
2010/11 Decrease 39,698
2011/12 Increase 40,606
2012/13 Increase 46,488
History
Original company Taff Vale Railway
Pre-grouping Taff Vale Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
4 February 1861 (1861-02-04) Opened as Ystrad
December 1930 Renamed Ystrad (Rhondda)
29 September 1986 Renamed Ton Pentre
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ton Pentre from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ton Pentre railway station is a railway station serving the village of Ton Pentre in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) on 4 February 1861.[1] The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway at the start of 1922, and the GWR renamed the station Ystrad (Rhondda) in December 1930.[1] On 29 September 1986, the station was renamed Ton Pentre,[2] when new station buildings were opened.

Services[edit]

Monday-Saturday, there is a half hourly service to Cardiff Central Southbound and to Treherbert Northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 258, 231

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ystrad Rhondda   Arriva Trains Wales
Rhondda Line
  Treorchy