Crosskeys railway station

Crosskeys railway station is a station serving the village of Crosskeys in the Caerphilly County Borough in Wales. It is on the Ebbw Valley Railway.

Crosskeys
National Rail
Platform 2, Crosskeys station (geograph 6386322).jpg
General information
LocationCrosskeys, Caerphilly
Wales
Coordinates51°37′15″N 3°07′33″W / 51.6208°N 3.1259°W / 51.6208; -3.1259Coordinates: 51°37′15″N 3°07′33″W / 51.6208°N 3.1259°W / 51.6208; -3.1259
Grid referenceST221919
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeCKY
ClassificationDfT category F2
Key dates
September 1851Opened
30 April 1962Closed
7 June 2008Reopened
Passengers
2016/17Steady 0.119 million
2017/18Increase 0.123 million
2018/19Decrease 0.111 million
2019/20Decrease 99,846
2020/21Decrease 12,474
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The station is situated near the former station site closed in 1962, behind houses on Risca Road and Carlton Terrace. The access to the station is via a one-way system off High Street exiting via Carlton Terrace.

Crosskeys is a two-platform station and there is no car park. The station provides good access to the village and Crosskeys College.

The station marks the end of the double-track passing loop between Risca and Crosskeys; upon leaving Crosskeys trains enter the single track which extends to the railhead in Ebbw Vale Town.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 7 June 2008, four months after services recommenced on the line.

ServicesEdit

On Mondays to Saturdays, there are four trains an hour, alternating between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town and Newport and Crosskeys services. On Sundays, the hourly Cardiff to Ebbw Vale service runs via Newport.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Newbridge   Transport for Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Town
  Risca and Pontymister
Terminus   Transport for Wales
Crosskeys - Newport railway station
  Risca and Pontymister

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