Whitchurch railway station (Wales)

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Whitchurch (Cardiff) National Rail
Welsh: Yr Eglwys Newydd
Whitchurch (Cardiff) railway station looking west in 2009.jpg
View west, towards Coryton
Location
PlaceWhitchurch, Cardiff
Local authorityCardiff
Coordinates51°31′15″N 3°13′20″W / 51.5208°N 3.2222°W / 51.5208; -3.2222Coordinates: 51°31′15″N 3°13′20″W / 51.5208°N 3.2222°W / 51.5208; -3.2222
Grid referenceST153809
Operations
Station codeWHT
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 11,374
2014/15Increase 16,202
2015/16Increase 20,340
2016/17Increase 23,102
2017/18Increase 25,406
History
Original companyCardiff Railway
Pre-groupingCardiff Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1 March 1911Opened as Whitchurch
1 July 1924Renamed Whitchurch (Glam)
5 May 1975Renamed Whitchurch (South Glam)
?Renamed Whitchurch (Cardiff)
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 Whitchurch (Cardiff) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Whitchurch railway station is a railway station serving Whitchurch, Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the Coryton Line 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of Cardiff Central and is situated beneath the A470 road.

Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

It was opened by the Cardiff Railway in 1911. Until the 1960s Whitchurch station had 2 platforms (up and down lines) plus a goods platform, a goods shed and yard, booking office, footbridge, and a staff of at least 2 including George the porter. There was also a signal box at the eastern end of the platform [1]

Monday to Saturday daytimes, there is a half-hourly service to southbound Cardiff Central and onwards to Radyr on the City Line and to Coryton northbound. Evenings there is an hourly service in each direction but there is no Sunday service.[2]

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  1. ^ Whitchurch Station
  2. ^ Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rhiwbina   Transport for Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Coryton