Maesteg railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales Rail|
|Classification||DfT category F1|
|25 February 1864||Opened|
|1 July 1924||Name changed to Maesteg Castle Street|
|6 May 1968||Name changed to Maesteg|
|22 June 1970||Closed to public|
|14 July 1970||Last school train|
|28 September 1992||Reopened by British Rail|
|2008||Platform lengthened to accommodate 4 car trains.|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Maesteg railway station is one of two railway stations that serve the town of Maesteg in Wales. The British Rail 1992 built station is located in the centre of the town, adjacent to the Asda Supermarket store and on former sidings 8+1⁄4 miles (13.3 km) north of Bridgend. Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales.
The station is now the terminus of the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. Previously the line continued northbound through the old Maesteg Castle Street railway station (opened in 1864), which closed with the withdrawal of passenger services in 1970. Mineral traffic had continued to several collieries in the areas until November 1985 (with the route remaining open past Llynfi North Junction as far north as Nantyffyllon to serve the NCB Maesteg Central Washery as well as the three pits) but the closure of the last remaining mine at St John's and the washery saw the line fall into disuse.
The former station platforms and footbridge still exist, although the track has now been removed and there is heavy tree and plant growth at the location.
The station is unstaffed and has a single platform with waiting shelter, CIS display, customer help point, timetable information board and self-service ticket machine next to the main entrance. The latter can be used for collecting pre-paid tickets as well as for purchasing tickets prior to travel. Level access is available between the car park and platform. The platform was lengthened in 2008 to allow four-car trains to operate busier services. This was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.
The general service pattern is one train per hour to Cardiff Central via Bridgend, with most trains extended to Cheltenham Spa via Newport, Chepstow, Lydney and Gloucester. One service a day starts from Chester. The first train of the day (0644) is a through working to Ebbw Vale Town.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Maesteg (Ewenny Road)||Transport for Wales
|Nantyffyllon||Great Western Railway
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
- Maesteg station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 128 (Network Rail)
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