Briton Ferry railway station

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Briton Ferry National Rail
Welsh: Llansawel
Briton Ferry railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceBriton Ferry
Local authorityNeath Port Talbot
Grid referenceSS741948
Operations
Station codeBNF
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 30,798
2013/14Increase 35,370
2014/15Increase 36,872
2015/16Decrease 35,224
2016/17Increase 36,900
History
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
19 June 1850[1]Opened as Briton Ferry
1 July 1924[1]Renamed Briton Ferry West
8 July 1935[1]Resited 465m north and renamed
2 November 1964[1]Closed
1 June 1994[1]Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Briton Ferry from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Briton Ferry railway station is a minor station in the village of Briton Ferry, south Wales. It is 181.5 miles (292 km) from London Paddington. The station is located at street level at Shelone Road in Briton Ferry. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by Transport for Wales Swanline regional trains between Swansea and Cardiff.

The station is sited within the Cwrt Sart junction complex where the Swansea District Line meets the South Wales Main Line. The present station opened on 1 June 1994, which replaced an earlier station that closed to passengers on 2 November 1964 and to goods services on 6 September 1965.

Facilities[edit]

The old Briton Ferry railway station closed to passengers in 1964 and to goods services in 1965.

The station has 2 platforms:

The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains.

Services[edit]

The typical service pattern is one train approximately every two hours in each direction. Some westbound trains continue on to Carmarthen and Milford Haven. There is no Sunday service. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank Holidays.[2]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Baglan   Transport for Wales
Swanline
  Neath

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt 1995, p. 45.
  2. ^ Table 128 National Rail timetable, May 2016

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°38′17″N 3°49′08″W / 51.638°N 3.819°W / 51.638; -3.819