Caerau railway station

Caerau railway station served the village of Caerau, in the historical county of Glamorgan, Wales, from 1901 to 1970 on the Llynvi and Ogmore Railway.

Caerau
Caerau station site geograph-3295458-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of Caerau station in 1990
LocationCaerau, Glamorgan
Wales
Coordinates51°38′12″N 3°39′27″W / 51.6367°N 3.6574°W / 51.6367; -3.6574Coordinates: 51°38′12″N 3°39′27″W / 51.6367°N 3.6574°W / 51.6367; -3.6574
Grid referenceSS854944
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 April 1901 (1901-04-01)Opened
22 June 1970 (1970-06-22)Closed

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 April 1901 by the Great Western Railway. It was a request stop. The route was cut back from Cymmer in June 1960[1] and the station closed to the public on 22 June 1970. It was used by schools until 15 July 1970.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Site of Caerau station © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  2. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 108. OCLC 931112387.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Abergwynfi
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
  Nantyffyllon
Line and station closed