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Coryton railway station

Coryton railway station serves Coryton and Pantmawr in Cardiff, Wales. It is the terminus of the Coryton Line 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Cardiff Central via Cardiff Queen Street.

Coryton National Rail
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Location
PlaceCoryton
Local authorityCardiff
Coordinates51°31′13″N 3°13′55″W / 51.5204°N 3.2319°W / 51.5204; -3.2319Coordinates: 51°31′13″N 3°13′55″W / 51.5204°N 3.2319°W / 51.5204; -3.2319
Grid referenceST146808
Operations
Station codeCOY
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.266 million
2014/15Decrease 0.255 million
2015/16Decrease 0.250 million
2016/17Decrease 0.225 million
2017/18Decrease 0.195 million
History
Original companyCardiff Railway
Pre-groupingCardiff Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1 March 1911Opened as Coryton Halt
1926Renamed Coryton Halt (Glam)
1931Relocated
5 May 1969Renamed Coryton
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 Coryton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

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History & FacilitiesEdit

The station was opened by the Cardiff Railway on 1 March 1911 as Coryton Halt; it was renamed Coryton Halt (Glam) by the Great Western Railway in 1926,[1] and relocated in 1931. It was proposed for closure in the Beeching Report of 1963, but survived. The line beyond here closed to all traffic in 1952. The station was renamed Coryton on 5 May 1969.[1] There is one platform with a single bus-stop style shelter and benches. The station has two entrances, one wheelchair accessible from Park Crescent and one down a flight of steps from the A4054 road bridge over the track.

ServicesEdit

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service along the City Line to Radyr, calling at Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, Birchgrove, Ty Glas, Heath Low Level, Cardiff Queen Street, Cardiff Central, Ninian Park, Waun-Gron Park, Fairwater, Danescourt and Radyr. Evenings there is an hourly service and there is no Sunday service.[2]

Journey time to Queen Street is 15 minutes, Central 19 minutes and Radyr 39 minutes. Connections can be made at Queen Street for other Valley Lines services and at Central for main-line destinations across the country.

Services are mainly operated by Class 142 and Class 143 Pacer units and sometimes Class 150 Sprinter units. Saturdays often see single-carriage Class 153 Super Sprinter units, as services are less busy and two-car units can be freed for busier services.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Whitchurch   Transport for Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Terminus

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Table 130 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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