Pencoed railway station

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Pencoed National Rail
The NE half of Pencoed railway station - geograph.org.uk - 2270003.jpg
Location
Place Pencoed
Local authority Bridgend
Coordinates 51°31′24″N 3°30′08″W / 51.5233°N 3.5022°W / 51.5233; -3.5022Coordinates: 51°31′24″N 3°30′08″W / 51.5233°N 3.5022°W / 51.5233; -3.5022
Grid reference SS958815
Operations
Station code PCD
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.231 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.225 million
2013/14 Increase 0.297 million
2014/15 Decrease 0.239 million
2015/16 Decrease 0.237 million
History
Original company South Wales Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
19 June 1850 (1850-06-19) Opened
2 November 1964 Closed
11 May 1992 Reopened
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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 Pencoed from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pencoed railway station is a minor railway station in Pencoed, Bridgend county borough, south Wales. The station is located at street level at The Square in Pencoed. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by trains on the Maesteg Line, and occasionally by the Swanline Cardiff to Swansea regional services. All trains are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

The present station was one of two reopened between Cardiff & Bridgend by British Rail in September 1992 as part of the Maesteg Line reinstatement scheme - the previous station here having succumbed to the Beeching Axe in November 1964 (along with many other smaller stations on the Cardiff to Swansea main line).

Facilities[edit]

The station has 2 platforms:

  • Platform 1, for westbound trains towards Swansea
  • Platform 2, for eastbound trains towards Cardiff

The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains.

Incidents[edit]

In June 2008, a 16-year-old girl Sophie Harris was struck by a train and killed. Harris had been drinking.[1]

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly service in each direction Mon-Sat, westwards to Bridgend and Maesteg and westwards to Cardiff Central (with regular extensions through to Cheltenham Spa). On Sundays, there are just four calls in each direction, provided by the Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly service.[2]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Llanharan   Arriva Trains Wales
Maesteg Line
  Bridgend

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/8174792.stm
  2. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 128

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