Penrhiwceiber railway station
|Local authority||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penrhiwceiber from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Penrhiwceiber railway station (Welsh: Gorsaf Reilffordd Penrhiwceibr) serves the village of Penrhiwceiber, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line between the town of Mountain Ash and the village of Abercynon. Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales.
A station at this location was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway on 1 June 1883, and was originally named Penrhiwceiber; it was renamed Penrhiwceiber Low Level by the Great Western Railway on 1 July 1924. It was closed by the Western Region of British Railways in October 1964 and a new station, named Penrhiwceiber, provided for reopening of the branch to passengers on 3 October 1988.
The station has a basic half-hourly service in each direction (Mon-Sat), northbound to Aberdare and southbound to Pontypridd, Radyr, Cardiff Central and Barry Island. In the evenings the service 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.
- Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2012). Pontypridd to Merthyr. Middleton Press. ISBN 978-1-908174-14-7.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 183. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
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|Abercynon||Transport for Wales
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