Ynyshir railway station

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Ynyshir
Location
Place Ynyshir
Area Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates 51°37′37″N 3°24′33″W / 51.6269°N 3.4092°W / 51.6269; -3.4092Coordinates: 51°37′37″N 3°24′33″W / 51.6269°N 3.4092°W / 51.6269; -3.4092
Grid reference ST025929
Operations
Original company Taff Vale Railway
Pre-grouping Taff Vale Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
History
1876 (1876) Opened as Ynishir
? Renamed Ynyshir
15 June 1964 (1964-06-15) Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ynyshir railway station served the village of Ynyshir, in the Rhondda Fach valley in south Wales, from 1876 to 1964.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) in 1876,[1] on its Maerdy Branch,[2] which ran along the Rhondda Fach valley. It was the first station up the valley from the junction at Porth. At a later date, the spelling of the station name was amended to Ynyshir.[1]

The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway (GWR) on 1 January 1922; the GWR in its turn amalgamated with other railways to form British Railways on 1 January 1948.

The station was closed by British Railways on 15 June 1964.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 257. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 43, section D3. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Porth
Line closed, station open
  Taff Vale Railway
Maerdy Branch
  Wattstown Platform
Line and station closed