Efail Isaf railway station

Efail Isaf railway station was a former railway station in Efail Isaf in south Wales. It was on the Barry Railway between Tonteg and Wenvoe, which ran broadly north–south through Creigiau.

Efail Isaf
Abandoned platform of Efail Isaf station, facing west
General information
LocationEfail Isaf, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates51°33′25″N 3°18′58″W / 51.5569°N 3.3162°W / 51.5569; -3.3162
Grid referenceST088850
Other information
Original companyBarry Railway
Pre-groupingBarry Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
16 March 1896 (1896-03-16)Station opened
10 September 1962 (1962-09-10)Station closed
Abandoned platform of Efail Isaf Railway Station, facing east.
Brick from abandoned Efail Isaf Railway Station.


A 1912 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing railways in the vicinity of Efail Isaf (upper centre left)

The Barry Railway line between Barry and Trehafod had opened for goods trains on 18 July 1889,[1] but initially there was no passenger service. A passenger service over the route, which ran through to Porth, was inaugurated on 16 March 1896, and Efail Isaf was one of the stations opened that day.[2][3]

The line and station closed to passengers on 10 September 1962.[3][4]

The layout was of four lines, two through lines and two platforms on the outer lines only; a short siding existed additionally. The platforms remain and a public footpath now runs between them, the platforms mainly intact and the foundations of the buildings still evident with original floor tiles showing in places.


  1. ^ Barrie, D.S.M. (1983) [1962]. The Barry Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History. Salisbury: Oakwood Press. pp. 165–6. ISBN 0-85361-236-6. OL57.
  2. ^ Barrie 1983, p. 171
  3. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 90. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ Barrie 1983, p. 207

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Tonteg Halt
Line and station closed
  Barry Railway
Line and station closed