Tonypandy railway station

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Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 3°26′57″W / 51.6200°N 3.4492°W / 51.6200; -3.4492

Tonypandy National Rail
Tonypandy (& Trealaw) railway station, Rhondda Cynon Taf - geograph.org.uk - 4029894.jpg
Location
Place Tonypandy
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference SS997922
Operations
Station code TNP
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 88,770
2013/14 Decrease 79,290
2014/15 Increase 82,396
2015/16 Decrease 82,036
2016/17 Increase 0.115 million
History
Key dates Opened 1841 (1841)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tonypandy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tonypandy railway station is a railway station serving the town of Tonypandy in south Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line. The station cannot be directly accessed from Tonypandy, a scenic bridge over the river Rhondda must be used as the station adjoins a mountain.

The original Pandy station was opened in 1841 by the Taff Vale Railway, and was situated opposite Walter Coffin’s Dinas Middle Colliery. The station was closed in 1886 and later demolished, to be replaced by Dinas Station, built about 200 yards to the north. The Tonypandy and Trealaw station, built of red bricks and opened in 1908, was opposite the entrance to Foundry Road at the centre of two bridges, one of which crossed the river to Tonypandy and the other which crossed the railway lines to Judges’ Hall and to Trealaw.[1][2] This was demolished and replaced by the current station during major roadworks in the 1980s.

Services[edit]

Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Pontypridd & Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays, with through trains to Barry Island southbound.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PontyCopy Looking back 100 years since station’s opening Rhondda Leader, 6 March 2008
  2. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7. 
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 130

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Dinas Rhondda   Arriva Trains Wales
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