Abercynon North railway station

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Abercynon North
Welsh: Gogledd Abercynon
Place Abercynon
Area Rhondda Cynon Taff
Coordinates 51°38′43″N 3°19′40″W / 51.6452°N 3.3277°W / 51.6452; -3.3277Coordinates: 51°38′43″N 3°19′40″W / 51.6452°N 3.3277°W / 51.6452; -3.3277
Grid reference ST082948
Line Merthyr Line
Original company British Rail
Platforms 1
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 0.112 million
2005/06 * 0.114 million
2006/07 * 0.123 million
2007/08 * 0.128 million
3 October 1988 Station opens
2008 Station closed - Services moved to Abercynon
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Abercynon North from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Abercynon North railway station was one of two railway stations - North and South - serving the village of Abercynon in the Cynon Valley, Wales. It was located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line 15¼ miles (24 km) north of Cardiff Central. Passenger services were provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

The station was opened by the British Railways Board on 3 October 1988.[1] It was constructed to allow the Aberdare line to serve Abercynon village, as the track layout in use at the time at the original station did not allow Aberdare services to call there.

In November 2007 a proposal was submitted by the Welsh Assembly Government to discontinue all services provided at this station. From a date "no sooner than 1st May 2008" as the notice runs, all services were to be transferred to Abercynon South, which will be rebuilt to accommodate all services serving both stations.[1][permanent dead link]

At the end of May 2008 the island platform was reinstated at Abercynon South and the North station closed.


Autumn 2007[edit]

Abercynon North was served by a train every 30 minutes in each direction, weekday daytimes, calling at almost all stations between Aberdare and Barry Island via Llandaf.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Pontypridd   Arriva Trains Wales
Merthyr Line


  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 11. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.