Aberthaw Low Level railway station

Aberthaw Low Level railway station was the Taff Vale Railway station which served East Aberthaw, located near the north shore of the Bristol Channel in the Welsh county of Glamorgan.

Aberthaw Low Level
Location
PlaceAberthaw
AreaVale of Glamorgan
Operations
Original companyTaff Vale Railway
Pre-groupingTaff Vale Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
1 October 1892Station opens as Aberthaw (TV)
1 July 1924Station renamed Aberthaw Low Level
4 May 1926Station closed
11 July 1927Station reopens
5 May 1930Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

HistoryEdit

Opened by the Taff Vale Railway on 1 October 1892, it became part of the Great Western Railway during the Grouping of 1923. Saturday 3 May 1930 saw the last passenger train from Llantrisant to Aberthaw Low level station but the low level goods facility at Aberthaw closed on 1 November 1932 and track lifting was undertaken in 1940.

The site todayEdit

The site is now a wooded area next to the former site of the High Level station but some modern private dwellings and a small reservoir are now established near the site of the low level station, the seaward side being officially named 'Pleasant Harbour'. Passenger trains pass at the higher level of the Vale of Glamorgan line and also coal trains for Aberthaw Power Station and some cement works traffic or diverted South Wales main line services pass through. The station at Aberthaw (High Level) was closed in June 1964, never to be reopened and private dwellings are situated on the former UP platform and Aberthaw signal box (previously named Aberthaw East) stands on the former DOWN platform, devoid of internals and is a 'listed' structure now.

ReferencesEdit

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
St Athan Road   Great Western Railway
Taff Vale Railway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 51°23′20″N 3°23′20″W / 51.38898°N 3.38888°W / 51.38898; -3.38888