Treherbert railway station
Treherbert Station in March 2012
|Local authority||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1901|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Treherbert from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Treherbert railway station is a railway station serving the village of Treherbert in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is the northern terminus of the Rhondda Line 23 miles (37 km) north west of Cardiff Central.
It was first opened on this site by the Taff Vale Railway in 1901, and was the connecting point of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway with the collieries of the Rhondda Fawr via a 1-mile 1683 yard tunnel (completed in 1890) which was one of the longest in South Wales. The TVR had opened its Rhondda Fawr branch from Dinas (north of Pontypridd) in 1856 and began running passenger trains to the town seven years later.
Services over the R&SB via Aberavon to Swansea ended in December 1962, but the route through the Rhondda tunnel and on to Maesteg and Bridgend via a connection at Cymmer Afan (over the Llynvi and Ogmore Railway) remained open until 1968, when the tunnel was closed due to roof distortion caused by mining subsidence. A replacement bus service then operated to Cymmer until the L&O route was formally closed to passenger traffic in 1970. The tracks northwards remained in use for colliery traffic until the mid 1970s, but have since been lifted.
The TVR route towards Porth was singled in stages between 1972 and 1981 (with the portion from here as far as Cwmparc signal box the first to be so treated) and today only one platform remains in use, though there is a run round loop still in existence and a number of stabling sidings for the Valley Lines DMU fleet.
Mondays - Fridays
- Arriva Trains Wales services to/from Cardiff Central via Cardiff Queen Street and Radyr every half hour (hourly in the evening); Class 142, 143 or 150 units run this service.
- Arriva Trains Wales service from Cardiff Central every half hour (hourly in the evening); Class 142, 143,and 150 units run this service.
- Arriva Trains Wales service from Cardiff Central every two hours; Class 142,143 and 150 units run this service.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ynyswen||Arriva Trains Wales