Garth railway station (Bridgend)

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Garth (Mid Glamorgan) National Rail
Garth (Bridgend) station - 2012-11-10.jpg
Location
PlaceGarth
Local authorityBridgend
Coordinates51°35′48″N 3°38′34″W / 51.5967°N 3.6428°W / 51.5967; -3.6428Coordinates: 51°35′48″N 3°38′34″W / 51.5967°N 3.6428°W / 51.5967; -3.6428
Grid referenceSS863899
Operations
Station codeGMG
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 26,292
2014/15Decrease 14,810
2015/16Decrease 12,796
2016/17Decrease 12,036
2017/18Increase 12,472
History
Original companyBritish Rail
28 September 1992Opened as Garth
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Garth (Mid Glamorgan) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
originally Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway
 
to Glyncorrwg
Cymmer Viaduct
West Junction
Cymmer Afan
Abergwynfi
Abergwynfi Colliery
Cymmer Tunnel
1591 yd
1455 m
Caerau Colliery
Caerau
Nantyffyllon
Maesteg (Neath Road)
Maesteg Castle Street
Maesteg
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Garth
Troedyrhiew Garth
Llangynwyd
Ogmore Valley Railway
to Brynmenyn
Tondu
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Cefn Junction PTR&DCo
Kenfig Hill
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Pyle Junction
Pyle
South Wales Main Line
to Swansea
Cornelly Quarry
Nottage Halt
Nottage Tunnel
63 yd
58 m
Porthcawl

Garth (Mid Glamorgan) railway station is a railway station serving the village of Garth, Bridgend, Wales. It is located on the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. The station is known as Garth (Mid Glamorgan) in order to differentiate it from Garth (Powys).[1]

History[edit]

It replaced a previous station, south of the current location, which was known as 'Troedyrhiw Garth', which closed in 1970.[2] When the current station opened with the restoration of passenger services in 1992 by British Rail, there was much local debate whether to call the station 'Troedyrhiw Garth' once more because of the potential confusion with Garth Railway Station on the Heart of Wales Line in Powys. Upon opening on 28 September 1992 the new station was named simply Garth.[3]

Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales as part of the Valley Lines commuter rail network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arriva Trains Wales. "Garth (Mid Glamorgan)". Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 234. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 101

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tondu   Transport for Wales
Maesteg Line
  Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
  Historical railways  
Llangynwyd
Line open, station closed.
  Great Western Railway
Maesteg Line
  Maesteg