Cynghordy railway station

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Cynghordy National Rail
Cynghordy railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Cynghordy
Local authority Carmarthenshire
Grid reference SN802406
Operations
Station code CYN
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 1,752
2013/14 Decrease 1,312
2014/15 Decrease 1,286
2015/16 Decrease 1,104
2016/17 Decrease 994
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cynghordy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cynghordy railway station serves the rural community of Cynghordy near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

The station is on the Heart of Wales Line 46¾ miles (75 km) north east of Swansea. The station is located at street level at the end of a gravel track off a lane that is just off the main A483 road. The station had no facilities whatsoever for many years (see picture, right) but a shelter has recently been provided along with a customer help point and CIS screen.[1]

After departing this station heading northbound, the train crosses the Cynghordy Viaduct where panoramic views of the surrounding countryside can be seen. The grade II* listed 18-arch viaduct carries the route across the Afon Bran valley on a gentle curve - it is 102 feet (31 m) high and 850 ft (259 m) long and was built from sandstone and brick between 1867 and 1868.[2]

Services[edit]

All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales (who also manage it). There are four trains a day in each direction (towards Swansea and Shrewsbury) from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays.[3] This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to give a hand signal to the approaching train driver to board or notify the guard when they board that they wish to alight from the train there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cynghordy station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ "Heritage Locations - Cynghordy Viaduct"Our Transport Heritage - Transport Trust; Retrieved 6 July 2016
  3. ^ Table 129 National Rail timetable, May 2017

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llandovery   Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Sugar Loaf

Coordinates: 52°03′05″N 3°44′54″W / 52.0515°N 3.7483°W / 52.0515; -3.7483