Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station is a railway station that serves Cardiff Airport and the village of Rhoose in southeast Wales. A dedicated shuttle bus connects this station with the airport terminal building.
|Rhoose Cardiff International Airport|
|Welsh: Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws|
|Local authority||Vale of Glamorgan|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|1 December 1897||Opened|
|15 June 1964||Closed|
|12 June 2005||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rhoose Cardiff International Airport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is located on the Vale of Glamorgan Line 11 1⁄2 miles (18.5 km) west of Cardiff Central towards Bridgend via Barry and before Llantwit Major. The station opened on 12 June 2005. Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales as part of the Valley Lines network, an urban rail network serving Cardiff and the surrounding area.
A long titleEdit
Following its recent reopening with a new name (the station was known as "Rhoose" before it closed in 1964), this station now holds the distinction of having the longest name for a station as recognised by National Rail in the UK, in both English (33 letters, excluding spaces) and Welsh (Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws – 28 letters, as dd, ng and rh are single letters in Welsh).
There are two examples of longer names in Welsh, but both were deliberately given new contrived names to take the record for the longest name. (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is known officially as either Llanfairpwll or Llanfairpwllgwyngyll – the longer name is not shown on National Rail information documents – and Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion was fabricated to improve upon the length of the former.)
From Monday to Saturday, there is an hourly service westbound to Bridgend and an hourly service eastbound to Cardiff Central and onwards to Cardiff Queen Street, Pontypridd and Aberdare. On Sundays there is a two-hourly service in each direction, with eastbound trains terminating at Cardiff Central.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Barry||Transport for Wales
Line and station open
Vale of Glamorgan Railway
Line open; station closed
- GB National Rail Timetable 2015-16 Edition, Table 130
Media related to Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station from National Rail
- Rail Link returns after 40 years - BBC News 10 June 2005