Trehafod railway station

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Trehafod National Rail
Trehafod railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceTrehafod
Local authorityRhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates51°36′36″N 3°22′50″W / 51.6101°N 3.3806°W / 51.6101; -3.3806Coordinates: 51°36′36″N 3°22′50″W / 51.6101°N 3.3806°W / 51.6101; -3.3806
Grid referenceST045910
Operations
Station codeTRH
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 31,092
2014/15Increase 31,704
2015/16Increase 34,318
2016/17Increase 37,312
2017/18Increase 38,416
History
Original companyTaff Vale Railway
Pre-groupingTaff Vale Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
4 February 1861 (1861-02-04)Station opened as Havod
November 1890Renamed Hafod
1 January 1905Renamed Trehafod
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Trehafod from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Trehafod railway station is a railway station serving the township of Trehafod in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

It was first opened on this site by the Taff Vale Railway in 1893.[1]

History[edit]

A 1912 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (left) railways in the vicinity of Trehafod (upper left)

The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway on 4 February 1861, and was originally named Havod. The Welsh spelling Hafod was adopted in November 1890, and altered to Trehafod on 1 January 1905.[2]

On 18 July 1889, the Barry Railway opened their main line between Hafod Junction and their new docks at Barry and immediately began carrying coal from the Rhondda pits along the new line.[3] The route was not served by passenger trains until 16 March 1896, the new service running between Porth and Barry via Hafod and the Barry Railway's newly opened station at Pontypridd.[4]

Passenger services along the Barry route were diverted via the former Taff Vale station at Pontypridd from 10 July 1930, but coal trains to Barry Docks continued to use the ex-Barry Railway route until June 1951 when they were diverted via Radyr.[5]

Services[edit]

Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly daytime service to Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound, dropping to hourly in the evening. There is a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays, with southbound trains running through to Barry Island.[6] 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 115, 111, 234. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  3. ^ Barrie, D.S.M. (1983) [1962]. The Barry Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History. Salisbury: Oakwood Press. pp. 165–6. ISBN 0-85361-236-6. OL57.
  4. ^ Barrie 1983, p. 171
  5. ^ Barrie 1983, p. 207
  6. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)
  7. ^ "Extra Sunday services between Treherbert and Barry Island". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pontypridd   Transport for Wales
Rhondda Line
  Porth
Disused railways
Pontypridd Graig
Line and station closed
  Barry Railway
Porth–Barry
  Porth
Line and station open