Briton Ferry railway station
|Local authority||Neath Port Talbot|
|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*|
|Original company||South Wales Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|19 June 1850||Opened as Briton Ferry|
|1 July 1924||Renamed Briton Ferry West|
|8 July 1935||Resited 465m north and renamed|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
|1 June 1994||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
|UK Railways portal|
Briton Ferry railway station is a minor station in the village of Briton Ferry, Wales. 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 the Arriva Trains 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.
The station has 2 platforms:
- Platform 1, for westbound trains towards Swansea
- Platform 2, for eastbound trains towards Cardiff Central
The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains.
The typical service pattern is one train approximately every two hours in each direction. Some westbound trains continue on to Carmarthen & Milford Haven. The current Sunday service is very limited, with just two trains each way calling. A normal weekday service operates on most Bank Holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Baglan||Arriva Trains Wales
South Wales Main Line
- 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.
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