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Rogerstone railway station

Rogerstone railway station (Welsh: Tŷ-du) is a station on the Ebbw Valley Railway in the community of Rogerstone in Newport, south Wales. The station is situated ½ mile north of the original station on the site of former rail sidings. The station is within the Afon Village housing development. Access to the single-platform station and associated car park is off Lily Way.

Rogerstone National Rail
Welsh: Tŷ Du
Rogerstone railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceRogerstone
Local authorityNewport
Grid referenceST262890
Operations
Station codeROR
Managed byTransport for Wales
Owned byNetwork Rail
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Increase 0.101 million
2013/14Increase 0.115 million
2014/15Decrease 0.106 million
2015/16Decrease 85,658
2016/17Increase 90,088
History
August 1851Opened as Tydee
30 April 1962Closed
6 February 2008Reopened as Rogerstone
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rogerstone from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The station opened on 6 February 2008 when services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway commenced, with trains being operated by Arriva Trains Wales. On 17 May 2015, a new northern terminus was opened at Ebbw Vale Town railway station. Currently trains run hourly Monday-Saturday and 2-hourly on Sundays. The journey time to Cardiff Central is 25–30 minutes, and it is around 35 minutes to Ebbw Vale.[1] Future plans include a regular hourly service to Newport.[2]

A subsidised rail linc bus operated between the station and Newport city centre via Celtic Springs, Cleppa Park, Tredegar Park and the Royal Gwent Hospital, from the reopening of the Ebbw Valley Railway, but was withdrawn in May 2008 due to low usage.[3] In November 2011, the Welsh Government announced that it would be reinstated on a trial basis for a year.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ May to December 2009 timetables
  2. ^ WAG - Rail improvements in Newport area
  3. ^ "Subsidised bus-rail link scrapped". BBC News. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-01.
  4. ^ "Bus–rail link between Ebbw Vale and Newport returns". BBC News. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.

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