Ton Pentre railway station

Ton Pentre railway station is a railway station serving the village of Ton Pentre in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line.

Ton Pentre

Welsh: Tonpentre
National Rail
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LocationTon Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Wales
Coordinates51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863Coordinates: 51°38′52″N 3°29′11″W / 51.6478°N 3.4863°W / 51.6478; -3.4863
Grid referenceSS972953
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeTPN
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyTaff Vale Railway
Pre-groupingTaff Vale Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
4 February 1861 (1861-02-04)Opened as Ystrad
December 1930Renamed Ystrad (Rhondda)
29 September 1986Renamed Ton Pentre
Passengers
2016/17Increase 74,984
2017/18Increase 79,880
2018/19Decrease 68,608
2019/20Decrease 66,868
2020/21Decrease 13,024
Location
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Taff Vale Railway (TVR) on 4 February 1861.[1] The TVR amalgamated with the Great Western Railway at the start of 1922, and the GWR renamed the station Ystrad (Rhondda) in December 1930.[1] On 29 September 1986, the station was renamed Ton Pentre,[2] when new station buildings were opened.

ServicesEdit

Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound. There is an hourly service in the late evening and a two-hourly service in each direction on Sundays.[3] On 20 July 2018, previous franchise operator Arriva Trains Wales announced a trial period of extra Sunday services on the Rhondda Line to Cardiff and Barry Island. This was in response to a survey by Leanne Wood and the success of extra Sunday services on the Merthyr Line and the Rhymney Line.[4]

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Ystrad Rhondda   Transport for Wales
Rhondda Line
  Treorchy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 258. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, pp. 258, 231
  3. ^ Table 69 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  4. ^ "Extra Sunday services between Treherbert and Barry Island". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2019.

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