Whitchurch (Cardiff) railway station

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Whitchurch (Cardiff) National Rail
Welsh: Yr Eglwys Newydd
Whitchurch (Cardiff)
View west, towards Coryton
Location
Place Whitchurch, Cardiff
Local authority Cardiff
Coordinates 51°31′15″N 3°13′20″W / 51.5208°N 3.2222°W / 51.5208; -3.2222Coordinates: 51°31′15″N 3°13′20″W / 51.5208°N 3.2222°W / 51.5208; -3.2222
Grid reference ST153809
Operations
Station code WHT
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*
2004/05  6,166
2005/06 Decrease 4,452
2006/07 Increase 5,886
2007/08 Increase 5,910
2008/09 Decrease 5,298
2009/10 Increase 6,426
2010/11 Decrease 5,170
2011/12 Increase 6,850
2012/13 Increase 8,118
2013/14 Increase 11,374
History
Original company Cardiff Railway
Pre-grouping Cardiff Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 March 1911 Opened as Whitchurch
1 July 1924 Renamed Whitchurch (Glam)
5 May 1975 Renamed Whitchurch (South Glam)
? Renamed Whitchurch (Cardiff)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Whitchurch (Cardiff) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Whitchurch railway station is a railway station serving Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the Coryton Line 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Cardiff Central and is situated beneath the A470 road.

Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

It was opened by the Cardiff Railway in 1911. Until the 1960s Whitchurch station had 2 platforms (up and down lines) plus a goods platform, a goods shed and yard, booking office, footbridge, and a staff of at least 2 including George the porter. There was also a signal box at the eastern end of the platform [1]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to southbound Cardiff Central and onwards to Radyr on the City Line and to Coryton northbound. Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction but there is no Sunday service.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rhiwbina   Arriva Trains Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Coryton