Llandaf railway station

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Coordinates: 51°30′31″N 3°13′45″W / 51.5085°N 3.2292°W / 51.5085; -3.2292

Llandaf National Rail
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Location
Place Llandaff North
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST147795
Operations
Station code LLN
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 0.398 million
2012/13 Increase 0.418 million
2013/14 Increase 0.441 million
2014/15 Increase 0.448 million
2015/16 Increase 0.467 million
History
9 October 1840 (1840-10-09) Opened as Llandaff
by 1910 Renamed Llandaff for Whitchurch
12 May 1980 Renamed Llandaf
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llandaf from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llandaf railway station is in Llandaff North, Cardiff, Wales. It serves the areas of Llandaff North and Whitchurch.

The Taff Vale Railway opened the station in 1840.[1] Originally named Llandaff, the station had been renamed Llandaff for Whitchurch by 1910, and on 12 May 1980 it was again renamed Llandaf.[2]

The station is popular with commuters between Llandaf and Cathays, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central. Trains are often especially crowded in rush hours.[citation needed]

In 2015 work started on replacing the old footbridge with one that offers step-free access to all platforms. This was funded by Network Rail and the Department of Transport Access for all Scheme.

Services[edit]

The station has a frequent Monday to Saturday service, and a more limited Sunday service, throughout the year. Under the timetable reforms of Arriva Trains Wales in 2006, the station benefited from the introduction of a Monday to Saturday service with six trains per hour in each direction. Southbound, these all run to Cardiff Central, of which three per hour continue to Barry Island and one continues to Bridgend via Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. Northbound, all run to Pontypridd of which two continue to Treherbert, two continue to Aberdare and one continues to Merthyr Tydfil.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1. [page needed]
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 145. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

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