Maesteg railway station
Maesteg railway station is one of two railway stations that serve the town of Maesteg in Wales. The British Rail 1992 built station is located in the centre of the town, adjacent to the Asda Supermarket store and on former sidings 8 1⁄4 miles (13.3 km) north of Bridgend.
|Managed by||Transport for Wales Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1992|
|25 February 1864||Opened|
|1 July 1924||Name changed to Maesteg Castle Street|
|6 May 1968||Name changed to Maesteg|
|22 June 1970||Closed to public|
|14 July 1970||Last school train|
|28 September 1992||Reopened by British Rail|
|2008||Platform lengthened to accommodate 4 car trains.|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maesteg from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
The station is now the terminus of the Maesteg Line from Cardiff via Bridgend. Previously the line continued northbound through the old Maesteg Castle Street railway station (first opened in 1861), which closed with the withdrawal of passenger services in July 1970. Mineral traffic had continued to several collieries in the areas until November 1985 (with the route remaining open past Llynfi North Junction as far north as Nantyffyllon to serve the NCB Maesteg Central Washery as well as the three pits) but the closure of the last remaining mine at St John's and the washery saw the line fall into disuse. The former station platforms and footbridge still exist, although the track has now been removed and there is heavy tree and plant growth at the location.
The station is unstaffed and has a single platform with waiting shelter, CIS display, customer help point, timetable information board and self-service ticket machine next to the main entrance. The latter can be used for collecting pre-paid tickets as well as for purchasing tickets prior to travel. Level access is available between the car park and platform.
Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales.
The first train of the day is a through working to Ebbw Vale Town.
There is no Sunday service.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Maesteg (Ewenny Road)||Transport for Wales
|Nantyffyllon||Great Western Railway
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
- Maesteg station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 128 (Network Rail)
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|Llynvi and Ogmore Railway|
originally Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway