Llanhilleth railway station

Llanhilleth railway station (Welsh: Llanhiledd) is a railway station on the Ebbw Valley Railway and serves the village of Llanhilleth, Wales.

Llanhilleth

Welsh: Llanhiledd
National Rail
Llanhilleth - railway station.jpg
LocationLlanhilleth, Blaenau Gwent
Wales
Coordinates51°42′1.22″N 3°8′13.32″W / 51.7003389°N 3.1370333°W / 51.7003389; -3.1370333Coordinates: 51°42′1.22″N 3°8′13.32″W / 51.7003389°N 3.1370333°W / 51.7003389; -3.1370333
Grid referenceSO216007
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeLTH
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 October 1901 (1901-10-01)Station opened
30 April 1962Closed
27 April 2008Reopened
Passengers
2016/17Increase 87,736
2017/18Decrease 84,284
2018/19Decrease 78,566
2019/20Decrease 75,226
2020/21Decrease 11,884
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

HistoryEdit

The original Llanhilleth railway station was opened by the Great Western Railway on 1 October 1901, but it was closed on 30 April 1962 [1] The present station is situated slightly to the East of the old one and reopened on 27 April 2008, nearly three months after services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway railway station commenced. Plans include hourly services to Newport.

The station at Llanhilleth is situated to the rear of properties on Commercial Road, and opposite Railway Street, near the former station location. Access to the station and car park is provided off Commercial Road. The station currently has a single platform to serve both directions. The Ebbw Vale line received upgrades over recent years, with the branch extended to Ebbw Vale Town, and with an additional station opened at Pye Corner.

Along with this, once electrification is completed, sometime between 2014 and 2019, there will be an hourly train from Ebbw Vale to Newport; to accommodate the extra services, a passing loop and second platform will be built at Llanhilleth.

ServicesEdit

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

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Ebbw Vale Parkway   Transport for Wales
Cardiff Central - Ebbw Vale Town
  Newbridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick's Station Chronology

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