Pencoed railway station
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|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|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|19 June 1850||Opened|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
|11 May 1992||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 Pencoed from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
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).
The station has 2 platforms:
The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains.
In June 2008, a 16-year-old girl Sophie Harris was struck by a train and killed. Harris had been drinking.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Llanharan||Arriva Trains Wales
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 128
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