Tir-Phil railway station

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Coordinates: 51°43′15″N 3°14′45″W / 51.7209°N 3.2459°W / 51.7209; -3.2459

Tir-Phil National Rail
Welsh: Tir-phil
Tir-Phil Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Tir-Phil
Local authority Caerphilly
Grid reference SO140032
Operations
Station code TIR
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 22,994
2012/13 Decrease 22,900
2013/14 Increase 23,632
2014/15 Increase 26,234
2015/16 Increase 26,534
History
Key dates Opened 1858 (1858)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tir-Phil from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tir-Phil railway station is a railway station serving the village of Tir-Phil and the town of New Tredegar, south Wales. It is a stop on the Rhymney Line of the Valley Lines network. Work to extend the platform to take the proposed six car trains has now been completed. From 2014 (subject to rolling stock availability) the train service was due to become every 30 minutes from the current hourly frequency with the construction of a passing loop at this station and a second platform as part of the Cardiff area re-signalling scheme - the new loop & signalling were commissioned in September 2013.[1] Arriva Trains Wales have said that they do not have the rolling stock to allow 30 minute services for the foreseeable future.[2] The new second platform came into use on 9 September 2013, but the platform remained unfinished and no further work was done until August 2014.

The wall behind the new platform which retains the road embankment has been substantially rebuilt, and the platform has now been completed (late 2015). Work also restarted on installing a ramp on the old platform and this was first used by a mobility scooter using member of the public on the morning of 13 April 2017, some three and a half years later than originally expected.

Services[edit]

In the December 2016 timetable, the basic Mon-Sat daytime frequency is once per hour in each direction (with peak period extras, none of which are scheduled to pass in the loop here).[3] Southbound trains run to Cardiff Central and onwards to Penarth (except on Sundays, when Barry Island is the southbound terminus).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tir-Phil railway station improvements Drayton, Robin Geograph.org; Retrieved 2013-18-12
  2. ^ Arriva Trains Wales 2013 Station Adopters' Conference
  3. ^ Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail Following station
Brithdir   Arriva Trains Wales
Rhymney Line
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