Treforest Estate railway station

Treforest Estate railway station (also Trefforest Estate, Welsh: Ystad Trefforest) is a small railway station in Treforest, near Cardiff, built to serve the workers and visitors of Treforest Industrial Estate. It is located on the Merthyr Line, 8.7 miles (14 km) north-west of Cardiff Central.

Treforest Estate

Welsh: Ystad Trefforest
National Rail
General information
LocationTon-Teg, Rhondda Cynon Taf
Coordinates51°34′05″N 3°17′24″W / 51.56806°N 3.29000°W / 51.56806; -3.29000
Grid referenceST106862
Managed byTransport for Wales
Other information
Station codeTRE
ClassificationDfT category F2
Opened5 January 1942
2017/18Decrease 83,696
2018/19Decrease 78,750
2019/20Decrease 70,170
2020/21Decrease 7,804
2021/22Increase 37,666
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales. The station is built around a central island platform, which is accessible from a subway.

History edit

It was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1942.[1]

In the spring of 2016 new shelters were installed on the platform ahead of the South Wales Metro project.

Future edit

The station is to be relocated by December 2025 as part of the South Wales Metro and has been included in the Wales & Borders franchise.[2] This is to improve safety and convenience.

Services edit

Mondays to Saturdays, there is a half-hourly service southbound to Cardiff Central via Cardiff Queen Street, continuing to Barry Island and Bridgend via Llantwit Major in an alternating fashion.[3] There is a half-hourly service northbound to Merthyr Tydfil via Pontypridd. There is no Sunday service.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Taffs Well   Transport for Wales
Merthyr Line

References edit

  1. ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 1. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-249-1.
  2. ^ "What's Happening in South East Wales | Transport for Wales". Archived from the original on 14 October 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)

External links edit

  Media related to Treforest Estate railway station at Wikimedia Commons