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Ystrad Rhondda railway station

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Place  Ystrad
Station code  YSR
DfT category  F1
Opened  1986
Local authority  Rhondda Cynon Taf
Grid reference  SS986948
Managed by  Arriva Trains Wales
2011/12  75,306
Number of platforms  2
Ystrad Rhondda railway station
Address  Ystrad, Pentre CF41 7RE, United Kingdom
Similar  Llwynypia railway station, Ton Pentre railway station, Tonypandy railway station, Penrhiwceiber railway station, Ynyswen railway station

Ystrad Rhondda railway station is a railway station serving Ystrad in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

There is a dedicated rail linc bus that links with the train. It is only available to rail passengers and operates to Penrhys, Tylorstown, Ferndale and Maerdy.

It was first opened on this site by British Rail on the former Taff Vale Railway in 1986 and is the location of the only passing loop on the section of route north of Porth, which had previously been singled by British Rail in stages between 1972 and 1981. The loop points though work automatically, with the token machines for the two single line sections operated by the train crew under the remote supervision of the signalling centre at Radyr.

Alphabetically, it is the last station in the UK.

Services

Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Pontypridd & Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays, with through trains southbound to Barry Island.

References

Ystrad Rhondda railway station Wikipedia


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