Tonypandy railway station
|Local authority||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1841|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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. This was demolished and replaced by the current station during major roadworks in the 1980s.
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. 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.
- PontyCopy Looking back 100 years since station’s opening Rhondda Leader, 6 March 2008
- Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7.
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 130
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Dinas Rhondda||Transport for Wales
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