Troed-y-rhiw railway station

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Troed-y-rhiw National Rail
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Location
Place Troed-y-rhiw
Local authority Merthyr Tydfil
Coordinates 51°42′43″N 3°20′47″W / 51.7120°N 3.3464°W / 51.7120; -3.3464Coordinates: 51°42′43″N 3°20′47″W / 51.7120°N 3.3464°W / 51.7120; -3.3464
Grid reference SO070023
Operations
Station code TRD
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13 Increase 34,662
2013/14 Increase 44,544
2014/15 Increase 48,388
2015/16 Increase 48,940
2016/17 Decrease 38,358
History
1841 Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Troed-y-rhiw from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Troed-y-rhiw railway station is a railway station serving the village of Troed-y-rhiw in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. It is located on the Merthyr branch of the Merthyr Line. Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

The station was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway in late 1841 though it did not appear in Bradshaw's timetables until 1844.[1][2] It was named Troedyrhiew from 1846/47 until 1 July 1924 when it became Troedyrhiw. The hyphens were added on 12 May 1980.[3]

Services[edit]

The station has a basic half-hourly service in each direction (Mon-Sat), northbound to Merthyr Tydfil and southbound to Pontypridd, Radyr, Cardiff Central and Barry. Trains then continue alternately to Barry Island and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan Line. On Sunday, there is a two-hourly service each way to Merthyr and Bridgend.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1. 
  2. ^ Quick, Michael (2009). Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain - A Chronology. Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 386. ISBN 978 0 901461 57 5. 
  3. ^ Quick, Michael (2009). Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain - A Chronology. Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 386. ISBN 978 0 901461 57 5. 
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Merthyr Vale   Arriva Trains Wales
Merthyr Line
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