Dingle Road railway station

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Coordinates: 51°26′24″N 3°10′48″W / 51.4400°N 3.1801°W / 51.4400; -3.1801

Dingle Road National Rail
Welsh: Heol Dingle
Dingle Road Railway Station Snow.jpg
Location
Place Penarth
Local authority Vale of Glamorgan
Grid reference ST180718
Operations
Station code DGL
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*
2011/12 Increase 25,786
2012/13 Increase 30,490
2013/14 Increase 59,562
2014/15 Increase 80,672
2015/16 Increase 91,448
History
Original company Taff Vale Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1st March 1904 opened
1968 Down platform closed
1984 buildings on remaining platform replaced
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dingle Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dingle Road railway station is a railway station in the town of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is on the Penarth branch of the Vale of Glamorgan Line 4 miles (6 km) south of Cardiff Central on the way to Penarth.

The line through the station is on a steep gradient, which has caused more than a few of Arriva's Class 142 and Class 143 to fail or struggle on the ascent,[citation needed] particularly if the train is running on a single engine instead of the normal two.

All passenger trains serving this station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

History[edit]

The Taff Vale Railway opened the station in 1904.[1] It had two platforms until 1967, when British Rail closed the Down platform and reduced the line from double to single track.

Service[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes there are four trains per hour to Cardiff Central and beyond to (Bargoed and hourly through to Rhymney) northbound and Penarth southbound. On Monday to Saturday evenings there are two trains per hour. On Sundays there is only one train every two hours (to Penarth & Cardiff Central only) and no late evening service.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway. 3. Silver Link. p. not cited. ISBN 978-1-85794-251-4. 
  2. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2015-16 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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Rhymney Line
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