Grangetown railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|29 May 1882||Opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Grangetown from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Grangetown railway station is a railway station serving the Grangetown district of Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line 1 mile (1.5 km) south west of Cardiff Central towards Bridgend via Barry, Penarth and Barry Island.
This station was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway in 1882 and rebuilt with an island platform in 1904, though the railway serving it (what is now the City Line) was originally opened in 1859 to serve the nearby Penarth harbour and dock (even though the dock itself wouldn't be commissioned until 1865). The extension onwards to Cogan & Penarth was completed in 1878 and the Barry Railway route to Barry a decade later.
The original 1859 freight-only docks branch (latterly known as the Ferry Road branch) left the later route towards Cogan Junction at the station - latterly accessed by means of a ground frame and connected to the 'down' line towards Barry, it remained in regular use until the mid 1980s to serve several oil depots and a scrapyard but has since been closed & lifted.
Grangetown has a very frequent service. The service pattern is as follows:
Mondays to Saturdays:
- 8tph to Cardiff Central and Queen Street, of which:
- 4tph to Penarth
- 3tph to Barry Island
- 1tph to Bridgend
The frequency drops somewhat in the evening, with hourly services to Merthyr, Aberdare and Rhymney and some services on the Bargoed line terminating at either Ystrad Mynach or Caerphilly. A few services also run to Treherbert.
On Sundays, the service pattern decreases to:
- 2tph to Cardiff Central
- 2tph to Barry Island
- 1tp2h to Penarth
- 1tp2h to Bridgend
The station is reached by steps, so access is not suitable for wheelchair users and would be difficult for people with prams/pushchairs.
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