Maesteg (Ewenny Road) railway station

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Maesteg (Ewenny Road) National Rail
Welsh: Maesteg (Heol Ewenni)
Maesteg (Ewenny Road) railway station MMB 03.jpg
Looking along the platform towards Maesteg
Location
PlaceMaesteg
Local authorityBridgend
Coordinates51°36′19″N 3°38′54″W / 51.6053°N 3.6483°W / 51.6053; -3.6483Coordinates: 51°36′19″N 3°38′54″W / 51.6053°N 3.6483°W / 51.6053; -3.6483
Grid referenceSS859908
Operations
Station codeMEW
Managed byTransport for Wales Rail
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 3,930
2014/15Decrease 2,752
2015/16Increase 4,426
2016/17Decrease 3,090
2017/18Increase 5,494
History
Original companyBritish Rail
26 October 1992Station opened
2008Platform lengthened to accommodate 4-car trains
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 Maesteg (Ewenny Road) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maesteg (Ewenny Road) railway station is one of two railway stations that serve the town of Maesteg in Wales. It is located adjacent to the Ewenny Road Industrial Estate to the south of Maesteg on the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. The other station, which is the terminus of the Maesteg Line, is named Maesteg.

History[edit]

Passenger services were restored to the Maesteg Line in 1992 by British Rail and Mid Glamorgan County Council. The station opened on 26 October 1992,[1] slightly later than planned along with Wildmill. Both stations were brand new additions and did not replace a station previously in existence prior to the 1970 passenger service withdrawal. The platform was lengthened in 2008 to allow four-car trains to operate busier services. This was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Union.

Services are operated by Transport for Wales Rail Services as part of the Valley Lines network for local services.

158831 operating an Arriva Trains Wales service from Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
originally Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway
 
to Glyncorrwg
Cymmer Viaduct
West Junction
Cymmer Afan
Abergwynfi
Abergwynfi Colliery
Cymmer Tunnel
1591 yd
1455 m
Caerau Colliery
Caerau
Nantyffyllon
Maesteg (Neath Road)
Maesteg Castle Street
Maesteg
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Garth
Troedyrhiew Garth
Llangynwyd
Ogmore Valley Railway
to Brynmenyn
Tondu
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Cefn Junction PTR&DCo
Kenfig Hill
South Wales Main Line
to Bridgend
Pyle Junction
Pyle
South Wales Main Line
to Swansea
Cornelly Quarry
Nottage Halt
Nottage Tunnel
63 yd
58 m
Porthcawl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 152. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Garth   Transport for Wales
Maesteg Line
  Maesteg