Penrhiwceiber railway station

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Coordinates: 51°40′13″N 3°21′36″W / 51.6702°N 3.3601°W / 51.6702; -3.3601

Penrhiwceiber National Rail
Welsh: Penrhiw-ceibr
Penrhiwceiber railway station.jpg
Location
Place Penrhiwceiber
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference ST060977
Operations
Station code PER
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
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 Decrease 55,386
2012/13 Decrease 51,362
2013/14 Decrease 49,440
2014/15 Increase 49,690
2015/16 Decrease 48,784
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penrhiwceiber from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Penrhiwceiber railway station (Welsh: Gorsaf Reilffordd Penrhiwceibr) serves the village of Penrhiwceiber, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line between the town of Mountain Ash and the village of Abercynon. Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

A station at this location was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway on 1 June 1883, and was originally named Penrhiwceiber; it was renamed Penrhiwceiber Low Level by the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1924. It was closed by the Western Region of British Railways in October 1964 and a new station, named Penrhiwceiber, provided for reopening of the branch to passengers on 3 October 1988.[1][2][3]

Services[edit]

The station has a basic half-hourly service in each direction (Mon-Sat), northbound to Aberdare and southbound to Pontypridd, Radyr, Cardiff Central and Barry Island. In the evenings the service drops to hourly and on Sundays, there is a two-hourly service each way.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2012). Pontypridd to Merthyr. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-908174-14-7. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 183. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Abercynon   Arriva Trains Wales
Aberdare Branch
  Mountain Ash