Rogerstone railway station

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Rogerstone

Welsh: Tŷ Du
National Rail
Rogerstone railway station (geograph 5521240).jpg
LocationRogerstone, Newport
Wales
Coordinates51°35′46″N 3°04′01″W / 51.596°N 3.067°W / 51.596; -3.067Coordinates: 51°35′46″N 3°04′01″W / 51.596°N 3.067°W / 51.596; -3.067
Grid referenceST262890
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeROR
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
August 1851Opened as Tydee
30 April 1962Closed
6 February 2008Reopened as Rogerstone
Passengers
2016/17Increase 90,088
2017/18Increase 90,610
2018/19Decrease 81,522
2019/20Increase 85,112
2020/21Decrease 14,924
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Rogerstone railway station (Welsh: Tŷ-du) is a station on the Ebbw Valley Railway in the community of Rogerstone in Newport, south Wales. The station is situated ½ mile north of the original station on the site of former rail sidings. The station is within the Afon Village housing development. Access to the single-platform station and associated car park is off Lily Way.

The station opened on 6 February 2008 when services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway commenced, with trains being operated by Arriva Trains Wales. On 17 May 2015, a new northern terminus was opened at Ebbw Vale Town railway station.

Services[edit]

Currently trains run hourly Monday-Saturday and 2-hourly on Sundays. The journey time to Cardiff Central is 25–30 minutes, and it is around 35 minutes to Ebbw Vale.[1] Future plans include a regular hourly service to Newport.[2]

A subsidised rail linc bus operated between the station and Newport city centre via Celtic Springs, Cleppa Park, Tredegar Park and the Royal Gwent Hospital, from the reopening of the Ebbw Valley Railway, but was withdrawn in May 2008 due to low usage.[3] In November 2011, the Welsh Government announced that it would be reinstated on a trial basis for a year.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Risca and Pontymister   Transport for Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Town
  Pye Corner
Risca and Pontymister   Transport for Wales
Crosskeys - Newport railway station (Commencing 12 December)
  Pye Corner

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ May to December 2009 timetables
  2. ^ WAG - Rail improvements in Newport area
  3. ^ "Subsidised bus-rail link scrapped". BBC News. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Bus–rail link between Ebbw Vale and Newport returns". BBC News. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.

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