Church Village Halt railway station

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Church Village Halt
Church Village Halt site geograph-3306011-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of the station in 1990
Location
Place Church Village
Area Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°33′51″N 3°19′09″W / 51.5641°N 3.3193°W / 51.5641; -3.3193Coordinates: 51°33′51″N 3°19′09″W / 51.5641°N 3.3193°W / 51.5641; -3.3193
Grid reference ST086858
Operations
Original company Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Taff Vale Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 October 1887 (1887-10-01) Station opened as Church Village
14 March 1932 Renamed Church Village Halt
31 March 1952 (1952-03-31) Station closed
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Church Village Halt railway station was a small halt on the Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway.[1] The station was just south of the crossroads in the village on the road to Efail Isaf.

The station consisted of a single platform and station buildings to the immediate west of Station Road, which crossed the railway on a small bridge. To the immediate east of the bridge were sidings and a tramway to Taff Llantwit colliery. A signal box operated the sidings at the site.

Modern Day[edit]

The station buildings existed until recently but have now been built on with housing development. The area of the sidings to the east of the station are open ground used for keeping animals. No trace remains of the tramway and colliery being built over in 2006-2007 with modern housing, though even before this little trace existed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapman, C (1996) The Llantrisant Branches of the Taff Vale Railway. The Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-481-4

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Tonteg Halt
Line and station closed
  Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Pontypridd-Llantrisant
  Llantwit Fardre
Line and station closed