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Grangetown railway station

Coordinates: 51°28′03″N 3°11′23″W / 51.4675°N 3.1897°W / 51.4675; -3.1897{{#coordinates:51.4675|-3.1897|region:GB_type:railwaystation|||||| |primary |name= }}

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Location
Place Grangetown
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST174749
Operations
Station code GTN
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.601 million
2005/06 11px 0.326 million
2006/07 11px 0.115 million
2007/08 11px 0.124 million
2008/09 11px 0.133 million
2009/10 11px 0.134 million
2010/11 11px 0.143 million
2011/12 11px 0.158 million
2012/13 11px 0.170 million
2013/14 11px 0.180 million
History
29 May 1882 Opened
1904 Rebuilt
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Grangetown from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Grangetown railway station is a railway station serving the Grangetown district of Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line 1 mile (1.5 km) south west of Cardiff Central towards Bridgend via Barry, Penarth and Barry Island.

Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

History

This station was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway in 1882 and rebuilt with an island platform in 1904,[1] though the railway serving it (what is now the City Line) was originally opened in 1859[2] to serve the nearby Penarth harbour and dock (even though the dock itself wouldn't be commissioned until 1865). The extension onwards to Cogan & Penarth was completed in 1878 and the Barry Railway route to Barry a decade later.

The original 1859 freight-only docks branch (latterly known as the Ferry Road branch) left the later route towards Cogan Junction at the station - latterly accessed by means of a ground frame and connected to the 'down' line towards Barry, it remained in regular use until the mid 1980s to serve several oil depots and a scrapyard but has since been closed & lifted.

Services

Grangetown has a very frequent service. The service pattern is as follows:[3]

Mondays to Saturdays:

Grangetown railway station
Platforms 1 and 2
Wall art from the street level up to the platforms

The frequency drops somewhat in the evening, with hourly services to Merthyr, Aberdare and Rhymney and some services on the Bargoed line terminating at either Ystrad Mynach or Caerphilly.

On Sundays, the service pattern decreases to:

The station is reached by steps, so access is not suitable for wheelchair users and would be difficult for people with prams/pushchairs.

See also

References

  1. Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 3. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-251-4. 
  2. "The Taff Vale Railway by D.S.M Barrie" www.trackbed.com; Retrieved 2013-09-13
  3. Arriva Trains Wales Timetable 5, Valleys and Cardiff Local Routes, 9 September to 7 December 2013

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