Cwmbach railway station

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Coordinates: 51°42′04″N 3°24′52″W / 51.7011°N 3.4144°W / 51.7011; -3.4144

Cwmbach National Rail
Welsh: Cwm-bach
Cwmbach Station - geograph.org.uk - 1827970.jpg
Location
PlaceCwmbach
Local authorityRhondda Cynon Taf
Grid referenceSO023012
Operations
Station codeCMH
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*
2013/14Decrease 20,278
2014/15Increase 22,988
2015/16Increase 24,606
2016/17Decrease 22,798
2017/18Increase 27,422
History
1914Opened
1964Closed
1988Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cwmbach from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Cwmbach railway station is a railway station serving the village of Cwmbach in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line. Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales.

The first station on this site was a halt opened by the Great Western Railway in 1914. It closed with the line in 1964. The present station was reopened by British Rail and Mid Glamorgan in 1988 with the line to Aberdare.

During 2005 construction work was carried out to double the platform length. This will now allow four carriage trains (DMU) to stop at the station. EWS operate coal trains to Tower Colliery. These trains pass through the station on weekdays and on some Saturdays. Freightliner also operate an irregular stone service to Tower and these trains also pass through the station. Most passenger services to Barry Island are operated by Class 142s, 143s and 150s. The Class 142s and 143s usually work in 4-car formation as do the 150s on some services. Freight that passes through the station is handled by Class 66s but Class 60s have been seen.

Services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service in each direction, northbound to Aberdare and southbound to Pontypridd, Cardiff Central and Barry Island. In the evening, this drops to hourly.

On Sundays there is a general 2-hourly service to Barry Island with an hourly service in the morning and in the late afternoon. This is due to a campaign by the local Assembly Member and a successful trial in December 2017. The extra services began in April 2018.[1]

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External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Fernhill   Transport for Wales
Aberdare Branch
  Aberdare