Llanhilleth railway station

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Llanhilleth National Rail
Welsh: Llanhiledd
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Location
Place Llanhilleth
Local authority Blaenau Gwent
Grid reference SO216007
Operations
Station code LTH
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Owned by Network Rail
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 75,998
2012/13 Increase 76,308
2013/14 Increase 77,800
2014/15 Increase 77,912
2015/16 Increase 80,090
History
Original company Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 October 1901 (1901-10-01) Station opened
30 April 1962 Closed
27 April 2008 Reopened
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 Llanhilleth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llanhilleth railway station (Welsh: Llanhiledd) is a railway station on the Ebbw Valley Railway and serves the village of Llanhilleth, Wales.

The original Llanhilleth railway station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 October 1901, but it was closed on 30 April 1962 [1] The present station is situated slightly to the East of the old one and reopened on 27 April 2008, nearly three months after services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced. Plans include hourly services to Newport.

The station at Llanhilleth is situated to the rear of properties on Commercial Road, and opposite Railway Street, near the former station location. Access to the station and car park is provided off Commercial Road. The station currently has a single platform to serve both directions. The Ebbw Vale line is due to be upgraded over the next few years, with the branch extended to Ebbw Vale Town, and with an additional station opened at Pye Corner.

Along with this, once electrification is completed, sometime between 2014 and 2019, there will be an hourly train from Ebbw Vale to Newport; to accommodate the extra services, a passing loop and second platform will be built at Llanhilleth.

Services[edit]

The normal service on Monday to Saturday is one train per hour in each direction; these terminate at Ebbw Vale Town and Cardiff Central. On Sundays, trains run approximately every two hours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quick's Station Chronology

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ebbw Vale Parkway   Arriva Trains Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Town
  Newbridge

Coordinates: 51°42′1.22″N 3°8′13.32″W / 51.7003389°N 3.1370333°W / 51.7003389; -3.1370333