Ton Pentre railway station
Ton Pentre railway station.
Photograph by Peter Brabham
|Local authority||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Taff Vale Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Taff Vale Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|4 February 1861||Opened as Ystrad|
|December 1930||Renamed Ystrad (Rhondda)|
|29 September 1986||Renamed Ton Pentre|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ton Pentre from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) on 4 February 1861. The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway at the start of 1922, and the GWR renamed the station Ystrad (Rhondda) in December 1930. On 29 September 1986, the station was renamed Ton Pentre, when new station buildings were opened.
Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound. There is an hourly service in the late evening and a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays. On 20 July 2018, previous franchise operator Arriva Trains Wales announced a trial period of extra Sunday services on the Rhondda Line to Cardiff and Barry Island. This was in response to a survey by Leanne Wood and the success of extra Sunday services on the Merthyr Line and the Rhymney Line.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Butt 1995, pp. 258, 231
- Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Ystrad Rhondda||Transport for Wales
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