Skewen railway station

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Skewen National Rail
Welsh: Sgiwen
Skewen Railway Station - geograph.org.uk - 2604684.jpg
Location
PlaceSkewen
Local authorityNeath Port Talbot
Grid referenceSS723974
Operations
Station codeSKE
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 34,848
2013/14Increase 36,736
2014/15Increase 45,352
2015/16Decrease 45,172
2016/17Decrease 43,180
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1882Opened as Dynevor
1904Renamed Skewen
1910resited
2 November 1964Closed
27 June 1994Reopened as Skewen on different site
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* 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.
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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).[1] 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.

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. 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.[2]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

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.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Neath   Transport for Wales
Swanline
  Llansamlet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonge, John; Padgett, David (August 2010) [1989]. Bridge, Mike, ed. Railway Track Diagrams 3: Western (5th ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 24A. ISBN 978-0-9549866-6-7.
  2. ^ Skewen station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 5 April 2017
  3. ^ Quick, M. E. (2005). Railway Passenger Stations in England, Scotland and Wales: a chronology. Richmond: Railway & Canal Historical Society.
  4. ^ Table 128 National Rail timetable, December 2016

External links[edit]

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