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Aberdare Low Level railway station

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Place  Aberdare
Original company  Aberdare Railway
Post-grouping  Great Western Railway
Platforms in use  1
Area  Rhondda Cynon Taf
Pre-grouping  Taff Vale Railway
6 August 1846  Opened as Aberdare
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Aberdare Low Level railway station served the village of Aberdare in Wales. Opened by the Taff Vale Railway, it became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Passing to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, it was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1964 when the passengers service from Abercynon was withdrawn as a result of the Beeching Axe.

The site today

Aberdare is now served by Aberdare railway station, a new station opened on the site of the former high level station in 1988. The station here was demolished after the line through it closed in 1973; coal traffic to from Tower Colliery at Hirwaun was then re-routed over a new connection onto the former Vale of Neath Railway line near Cwmbach to allow for the removal of the busy level crossing here. The station buildings subsequently burned down in 1982 and the site was redeveloped - it is now occupied by the town bus station.


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