Ton Pentre railway station

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Ton Pentre National Rail
Welsh: Tonpentre
Unit 142080 at Ton Pentre railway station in 2010.jpg
Ton Pentre railway station.
Photograph by Peter Brabham
Location
PlaceTon Pentre
Local authorityRhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863Coordinates: 51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863
Grid referenceSS972953
Operations
Station codeTPN
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 46,818
2014/15Increase 47,102
2015/16Decrease 43,858
2016/17Increase 74,984
2017/18Increase 79,880
History
Original companyTaff Vale Railway
Pre-groupingTaff Vale Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
4 February 1861 (1861-02-04)Opened as Ystrad
December 1930Renamed Ystrad (Rhondda)
29 September 1986Renamed Ton Pentre
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 Ton Pentre from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Ton Pentre railway station is a railway station serving the village of Ton Pentre in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) on 4 February 1861.[1] The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway at the start of 1922, and the GWR renamed the station Ystrad (Rhondda) in December 1930.[1] On 29 September 1986, the station was renamed Ton Pentre,[2] when new station buildings were opened.

Services[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 258, 231
  3. ^ Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ https://arrivatrainswales-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/extra-sunday-services-between-treherbert-and-barry-island-for-the-summer

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Ystrad Rhondda   Transport for Wales
Rhondda Line
  Treorchy