Llanharan railway station
Llanharan railway station from footbridge
|Local authority||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||South Wales Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
|10 December 2007||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanharan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Llanharan railway station serves the village of Llanharan in south Wales. Funded in part by SEWTA and at a cost of £4.3 million, it opened in December 2007. It is 156 miles (251 km) from London Paddington.
A former station was on the site until 1964, when it was closed under the Beeching Cuts. Following local campaigning from residents with backing from the MP and AM. EC funding was secured and a new station was agreed and work began in 2007.
The station has two platforms connected by a footbridge and small shelters for passengers. It is unmanned but features CCTV and help points. A car park is next to the station.
The approved design features Corus Modular Platforms. The Modular Platform was selected as the majority of the structure can be erected with trains still running. Alternative forms of construction would have required extended blockage of the line (with associated disruption to through services on the South Wales Main Line).
The principal contractor for construction was Galliford Try Water & Rail, utilising local subcontractors where possible.
Services are hourly Monday to Saturday in both directions, with four trains a day on Sunday. Services are operated by Transport for Wales Rail between Cardiff Central and Maesteg via Bridgend (with some eastbound services continuing to Cheltenham Spa), though the Sunday trains are through workings between Carmarthen or Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly. A morning service to Manchester Piccadilly (Monday-Friday) leaves Llanharan Station at roughly 06:25.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Pontyclun||Transport for Wales
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