Ystrad Rhondda railway station

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Coordinates: 51°38′37″N 3°28′00″W / 51.6436°N 3.4668°W / 51.6436; -3.4668

Ystrad Rhondda National Rail
Ystrad Rhondda
Ystrad Station in August 2008
Location
Place Ystrad
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference SS986948
Operations
Station code YSR
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   49,335
2005/06 Decrease 42,400
2006/07 Increase 49,434
2007/08 Increase 72,507
2008/09 Increase 79,448
2009/10 Increase 89,868
2010/11 Decrease 71,720
2011/12 Increase 75,306
2012/13 Decrease 65,808
2013/14 Decrease 52,098
History
Key dates Opened 1986 (1986)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ystrad Rhondda from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ystrad Rhondda railway station is a railway station serving Ystrad in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

There is a dedicated rail linc bus that links with the train. It is only available to rail passengers and operates to Penrhys, Tylorstown, Ferndale and Maerdy.

It was first opened on this site by British Rail on the former Taff Vale Railway in 1986[1] and is the location of the only passing loop on the section of route north of Porth, which had previously been singled by British Rail in stages between 1972 and 1981. The loop points though work automatically, with the token machines for the two single line sections operated by the train crew under the remote supervision of the signalling centre at Radyr.

Alphabetically, it is the last station in the UK.

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.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llwynypia   Arriva Trains Wales
Rhondda Line
  Ton Pentre

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7. 

External links[edit]

View from a DMU going up the Rhondda Valley in 1962