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Pontypridd Graig railway station

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Place  Pontypridd
Grid reference  ST069896
Post-grouping  Great Western Railway
Area  Rhondda Cynon Taf
Pre-grouping  Barry Railway
Original company  Barry Railway Company
Pontypridd Graig railway station
16 March 1896 (1896-03-16)  Station opened as Pontypridd
Similar  Dewi Sant Hospital, Pontypridd railway station, Treforest railway station, Barry railway station, Coronation Chair

Pontypridd Graig railway station was a railway station located in the South Wales valleys town of Pontypridd, on the Barry Railway. It opened in 1896 and closed to passengers in 1930.

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History

The station was opened by the Barry Railway on 16 March 1896.

The Barry Railway was amalgamated with the Great Western Railway on 1 January 1922, and the station was renamed Pontypridd Graig on 1 July 1924, to avoid confusion with the former Taff Vale Railway station, which had also been named Pontypridd, and which was renamed Pontypridd Central the same year.

Passenger services along the former Barry line north of Tonteg Junction were diverted via Treforest Low Level (also on the former Taff Vale Railway) and Pontypridd Central from 10 July 1930, and Pontypridd Graig station was closed.

Present day

Today, nothing of the station or platforms remain. The tunnel mouth is situated in the grounds of Dewi Sant Hospital car park, just behind the modern day Pontypridd railway station, on Albert Road, the Graig, Pontypridd. The other end of the tunnel is in the grounds of the University of South Wales, which is some distance away.

References

Pontypridd Graig railway station Wikipedia


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