Skewen railway station
|Local authority||Neath Port Talbot|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1882||Opened as Dynevor|
|2 November 1964||Closed|
|27 June 1994||Reopened as Skewen on different site|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Skewen from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Skewen railway station serves the village of Skewen, south Wales. It is located below street level at Station Road in Skewen, 210 miles 26 chains (338 km) from London Paddington (via Stroud). It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by Transport for Wales Swanline regional trains between Swansea and Cardiff, which typically run every two hours. There is no Sunday service.
The station has 2 platforms:
- Platform 1, for westbound trains towards Swansea
- Platform 2, for eastbound trains towards Cardiff Central
The station is unmanned; there is no ticket office or platform barrier. Passengers must buy their tickets from the conductor on the train. Amenities provided include waiting shelters, customer help points, digital CIS displays and timetable poster boards. Step-free access is available on both platforms via ramps from the car park and road above.
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.
The typical service pattern is one train approximately every two hours in each direction, with some peak period extras. Trains operate mainly to Cardiff and Swansea, but some westbound services continue to Llanelli, Carmarthen and Milford Haven.
No trains stop here on Sundays. A normal weekday service operates on most bank holidays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Neath||Transport for Wales
- Yonge, John; Padgett, David (August 2010) . Bridge, Mike, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 3: Western (5th ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-6-7.
- Skewen station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 5 April 2017
- Quick, M. E. (2005). Railway Passenger Stations in England, Scotland and Wales: a chronology. Richmond: Railway & Canal Historical Society.
- Table 128 National Rail timetable, December 2016
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