Skewen railway station

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Skewen National Rail
Welsh: Sgiwen
Skewen
Location
Place Skewen
Local authority Neath Port Talbot
Grid reference SS723974
Operations
Station code SKE
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 18,344
2005/06 16,961
2006/07 15,617
2007/08 17,058
2008/09 Increase 21,882
2009/10 Increase 27,638
2010/11 Increase 34,042
2011/12 Increase 37,188
2012/13 Decrease 34,848
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Skewen from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Skewen railway station is a railway station in Skewen, Wales. The station is located below street level at Station Road in Skewen. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by Arriva Trains Wales Swanline regional trains between Swansea and Cardiff.

Facilities[edit]

The station has 2 platforms:

The station is unmanned; there is no ticket office or platform barrier. Passengers must buy their tickets from the conductor on the train.

History[edit]

The first station here was opened in 1882 by the Great Western Railway as Dynevor and renamed in 1904. It was resited a little to the east in 1910 and closed by the Western Region of British Railways in 1964. The present station was opened to the west as part of the Swanline initiative in 1994.[1]

Services[edit]

The typical service pattern is one train approximately every two hours in each direction. Trains operate mainly to Cardiff and Swansea, but some westbound services continue to Carmarthen and Milford Haven.

There was a very limited service (two trains each way) on Sundays, but no trains stop here. A nearly normal weekday service operates on most bank holidays.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Neath   Arriva Trains Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Llansamlet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quick, M. E. (2005). Railway Passenger Stations in England, Scotland and Wales: a chronology. Richmond: Railway & Canal Historical Society. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°39′40″N 3°50′49″W / 51.661°N 3.847°W / 51.661; -3.847