Aberdare bus station

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Aberdare
Aberdare Bus Station - geograph.org.uk - 1882791.jpg
Location Aberdare
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Bus stands 12
Bus operators
Connections Aberdare

Aberdare bus station is the bus stations serving Aberdare in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff in South Wales.

Located opposite the town's present railway station,[1] the bus station has 12 stands. It is served by Veolia Transport Cymru, Stagecoach, Glamorgan Bus and National Express.[2]

The site has been used for public transport purposes before, as until the early 1970s it was occupied by the former Taff Vale Railway Low Level railway station - the former terminus of the line from Cardiff. This was closed to passengers in 1964 when services were withdrawn due to the Beeching Axe, though coal traffic (to Tower Colliery) continued until it was diverted onto the nearby Vale of Neath Railway route in 1973.[3] The disused station buildings subsequently burned down in 1982, prompting the local authority to redevelop the site for its current purpose shortly afterwards.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "aberdare bus station - Google Maps". Maps.google.co.uk. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "National Express Coach, Buses & Train // Coach, Bus & Train Travel Throughout The UK". Nationalexpress.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Body, G. (1983), PSL Field Guides - Railways of the Western Region, Patrick Stephens Ltd, Wellingborough, ISBN 0-85059-546-0, p.94

Coordinates: 51°42′47″N 3°26′31″W / 51.71306°N 3.44194°W / 51.71306; -3.44194