Treorchy railway station

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Coordinates: 51°39′27″N 3°30′22″W / 51.6575°N 3.5061°W / 51.6575; -3.5061

Treorchy National Rail
Welsh: Treorci
Treorchy Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceTreorchy
Local authorityRhondda Cynon Taf
Grid referenceSS959964
Operations
Station codeTRY
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 74,438
2014/15Increase 77,848
2015/16Decrease 70,864
2016/17Increase 186,526
2017/18Decrease 169,948
History
Key datesOpened 1884 (1884)
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 Treorchy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Treorchy railway station is a railway station serving the town of Treorchy and village of Cwmparc 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 1884.[1]

There is a single platform, extended in 2007 to accommodate six carriages, a shelter with seating and help point, and a free car park. The station is on the western side of the town, on the road to the village of Cwmparc.

Services[edit]

Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Cardiff Central Southbound and to Treherbert Northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[2] 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.[3]

Passenger usage increased by over 120% between 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The increase can be attributed to the expansion of the local comprehensive school, alongside the increasing gentrification of the town as more investment flows in.[citation needed]

There are now increasing calls for the line to Treorchy to be doubled.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7.
  2. ^ Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  3. ^ "Extra Sunday services between Treherbert and Barry Island". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

External links[edit]

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