Gilfach Fargoed railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
The platforms are short (16 m or 52 ft) and can barely accommodate a British Rail Class 153 train, due to its small size it is affectionately nicknamed "Gilfach International". Passengers can only alight from the front doors of any train calling here, so the conductor on longer trains must give passengers advance notice so that they have time to move towards the front set of doors.
Built as a halt by the Rhymney Railway in 1908 for recently introduced steam railmotors, some 50 years after the line first opened. Although very close, the halt did not serve the Brecon and Merthyr Railway which passed behind, on its way to Bargoed south Junction.
On Monday 6 July 2020, the station will close temporarily due to the platforms not being long enough to accommodate social distancing measures introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Pengam||Transport for Wales
- Annual estimated intercity rail 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.
- "Timetable Planning Rules" (PDF). Network Rail. 6 February 2015. pp. 225, 226. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2016
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