Crosskeys railway station

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Crosskeys
National Rail
LocationCrosskeys, Caerphilly
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°37′15″N 3°07′33″W / 51.6208°N 3.1259°W / 51.6208; -3.1259Coordinates: 51°37′15″N 3°07′33″W / 51.6208°N 3.1259°W / 51.6208; -3.1259
Grid referenceST221919
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCKY
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
September 1851Opened
30 April 1962Closed
7 June 2008Reopened
Passengers
2014/15Decrease 0.114 million[1]
2015/16Increase 0.119 million[1]
2016/17Steady 0.119 million[1]
2017/18Increase 0.123 million[1]
2018/19Decrease 0.111 million[1]

Crosskeys railway station is a station on the Ebbw Valley Railway in Wales.

The station is situated near the former station site closed in 1962, behind houses on Risca Road and Carlton Terrace. The access to the station is via a one-way system off High Street exiting via Carlton Terrace.

Crosskeys is a two-platform station and there is no car park. The station provides good access to the town and the local college as well as being near local bus links.

The station marks the end of the double-track passing loop between Risca and Crosskeys, upon leaving Crosskeys trains enter the single track which extends to the rail head in Ebbw Vale Town.

History[edit]

The station opened on 7 June 2008, four months after services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced. Plans include an hourly service to Newport.[2]

Services[edit]

The normal service on Monday to Saturday is one train per hour in each direction; these terminate at Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town. On Sundays, trains run approximately every two hours.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Newbridge   Transport for Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Town
  Risca and Pontymister

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ "National Transport Plan" (PDF). Welsh Assembly Government. July 2009. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010.

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