Pencoed railway station

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Pencoed National Rail
The NE half of Pencoed railway station - geograph.org.uk - 2270003.jpg
Location
PlacePencoed
Local authorityBridgend
Coordinates51°31′24″N 3°30′08″W / 51.5233°N 3.5022°W / 51.5233; -3.5022Coordinates: 51°31′24″N 3°30′08″W / 51.5233°N 3.5022°W / 51.5233; -3.5022
Grid referenceSS958815
Operations
Station codePCD
Managed byTransport for Wales Rail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.297 million
2014/15Decrease 0.239 million
2015/16Decrease 0.237 million
2016/17Decrease 0.233 million
2017/18Increase 0.238 million
History
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
19 June 1850 (1850-06-19)Opened
2 November 1964Closed
11 May 1992Reopened
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 Pencoed from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK railways portal

Pencoed railway station is a minor station in Pencoed, Bridgend county borough, south Wales. The station is located at street level at The Square in Pencoed, 161.5 miles (260 km) from London Paddington. It is a stop on the South Wales Main Line, served by trains on the Maesteg Line, and occasionally by Swanline Cardiff to Swansea regional services, as well as the peak time Manchester to Carmarthen service. All trains are operated by Transport for Wales Rail.

The present station was one of two reopened between Cardiff & Bridgend by British Rail in September 1992 as part of the Maesteg Line reinstatement scheme - the previous station here having succumbed to the Beeching Axe in November 1964 (along with many other smaller stations on the Cardiff to Swansea main line).

Facilities[edit]

The station has 2 platforms:

  • Platform 1, for westbound trains towards Swansea
  • Platform 2, for eastbound trains towards Cardiff

The station is unmanned - there is no ticket office nor are there any platform entry barriers. Passengers must purchase tickets on board trains or from a self-service ticket machine near the station entrance on platform 2. The two platforms are offset from each other, with platform 2 (Cardiff-bound) to the east of the level crossing that bisects the site and platform 1 (West Wales) to the west of it. Each platform has a waiting shelter, CIS display and timetable posters, whilst there is also a customer help point at the entrance to platform 1. Though the station footbridge has steps, level access to both sides is possible via the road crossing.[1]

Incidents[edit]

In June 2008, a 16-year-old girl Sophie Harris was struck by a train and killed. Harris had been drinking.[2]

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly service in each direction Mon-Sat, westwards to Bridgend and Maesteg and westwards to Cardiff Central (with regular extensions through to Cheltenham Spa). On Sundays, there are four calls Eastbound and five calls westbound, provided by the Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly service. Most trains operating are Class 175 Coradia units. [3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llanharan   Transport for Wales
Maesteg Line
  Bridgend
Pontyclun   Transport for Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Bridgend

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pencoed station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/8174792.stm
  3. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 128

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