Trehafod railway station

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Trehafod National Rail
Trehafod railway station.jpg
Location
Place Trehafod
Local authority Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°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 reference ST045910
Operations
Station code TRH
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 33,290
2012/13 Decrease 31,874
2013/14 Decrease 31,092
2014/15 Increase 31,704
2015/16 Increase 34,318
History
Original company Taff Vale Railway
Pre-grouping Taff Vale Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
4 February 1861 (1861-02-04) Station opened as Havod
November 1890 Renamed Hafod
1 January 1905 Renamed Trehafod
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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.
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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]

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)

External links[edit]

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