Open main menu

Crosskeys railway station

Crosskeys railway station is a station on the Ebbw Valley Railway in Wales.

Crosskeys National Rail
Crosskeys railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceCrosskeys
Local authorityCaerphilly
Grid referenceST221919
Operations
Station codeCKY
Managed byTransport for Wales
Owned byNetwork Rail
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Steady 0.117 million
2013/14Increase 0.119 million
2014/15Decrease 0.114 million
2015/16Increase 0.119 million
2016/17Steady 0.119 million
History
September 1851Opened
30 April 1962Closed
7 June 2008Reopened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Crosskeys from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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 town and the local college as well as being near local bus links.

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 rail head in Ebbw Vale Town.

The station opened on 7 June 2008, four months after services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced. Plans include an hourly service to Newport.[1]

ServicesEdit

The normal service on Monday to Saturday is one train per hour in each direction; these terminate at Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town. On Sundays, trains run approximately every two hours.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Transport Plan" (PDF). Welsh Assembly Government. July 2009. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 30 May 2010.

External linksEdit