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Hengoed railway station

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Place  Hengoed
Station code  HNG
DfT category  F2
Local authority  Caerphilly County Borough
Grid reference  ST153949
Managed by  Arriva Trains Wales
2011/12  0.128 million
Number of platforms  2
Hengoed railway station
Address  Hengoed CF82 7LT, United Kingdom
Similar  Pengam railway station, Gilfach Fargoed railway st, Llanbradach railway station, Brithdir railway station, Bargoed railway station

Hengoed railway station is the name of an operational National Rail station situated in Hengoed, Wales, on the Rhymney Line of the Valley Lines network.

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The current station was initially named Hengoed & Maesycwmmer when opened by the Rhymney Railway in 1858. Then on railway grouping into the Great Western Railway in 1923 it became known as Hengoed Low Level to avoid confusion.

Services

The station has 4 departures per hour in each direction Mon-Sat daytimes- southbound to Caerphilly, Cardiff Central and Penarth and northbound to Bargoed. One each hour of the latter runs through to Rhymney (with extras at peak times). During the evening, the frequency drops to hourly each way and on Sundays to two-hourly (when trains run southbound to Barry Island).

Hengoed High Level railway station

Immediately adjacent, and crossing Hengoed Low Level was another station which originally shared the name Hengoed & Maesycwmmer, serving the Taff Vale Extension from Pontypool to Quakers Yard (and ultimately Neath). This station was renamed in 1923 to Hengoed High Level. The High Level station was immediately at the end of the Hengoed Viaduct, which carried the line across the Rhymney valley to Maesycwmmer. It was closed in June 1964. The line is disused, but the viaduct has been restored and is now part of the National Cycle Network. Some remains of the platforms which have also been preserved.

Maesycwmmer railway station

The towns shared a third railway station on the former Rumney Railway, which on amalgamation with the Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway was called Maesycwmmer & Hengoed. In 1923 it was renamed simply Maesycwmmer.

References

Hengoed railway station Wikipedia


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