Briton Ferry railway station

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Briton Ferry National Rail
Welsh: Llansawel
Briton Ferry railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
Place Briton Ferry
Local authority Neath Port Talbot
Grid reference SS741948
Operations
Station code BNF
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 18,687
2005/06 Decrease 18,019
2006/07 Increase 18,332
2007/08 Increase 22,656
2008/09 Increase 24,920
2009/10 Increase 28,974
2010/11 Increase 31,748
2011/12 Increase 32,492
2012/13 Decrease 30,798
2013/14 Increase 35,370
2014/15 Increase 36,872
History
Original company South Wales Railway
Pre-grouping Great 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
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* 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.

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.

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 hour 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 National Rail Following station
Baglan   Arriva Trains Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Neath

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Butt 1995, p. 45.

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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

External links[edit]

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