Mountain Ash railway station

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Coordinates: 51°40′54″N 3°22′35″W / 51.6817°N 3.3765°W / 51.6817; -3.3765

Mountain Ash National Rail
Welsh: Aberpennar
Mountain Ash railway station and car park - geograph.org.uk - 2053136.jpg
Location
PlaceMountain Ash
Local authorityRhondda Cynon Taf
Grid referenceST049989
Operations
Station codeMTA
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 91,996
2014/15Increase 96,728
2015/16Increase 98,920
2016/17Decrease 93,664
2017/18Increase 99,694
History
3 October 1988 (1988-10-03)Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Mountain Ash from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Mountain Ash railway station (Welsh: Gorsaf Reilffordd Aberpennar) is a railway station serving the town of Mountain Ash in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is located on the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line, it is also located on the banks of the Afon Cynon, a major river in the town of Mountain Ash.

A station serving this area of the town was first opened at Oxford Street by the Taff Vale Railway in 1888; this was closed to passengers by the Western Region of British Railways in 1964. Passenger services were reinstated to a new station by British Rail in 1988. There is a passing loop situated here (constructed in 2002, when the station was also rebuilt), which allows a half-hourly service to operate and freight trains to operate alongside the passenger service on what is otherwise a single track route.

Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales and run to all Valley Lines destinations.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday daytimes trains run half-hourly each way, north to Aberdare and south to Pontypridd, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central, they then continue to Barry and Barry Island, though a limited number of peak and late evening services run to Penarth. The frequency drops to hourly in the evening,

On Sundays there is a general 2-hourly service to Barry Island with an hourly service in the morning and in the late afternoon; this is due to a campaign by the local Assembly Member and a successful trial in December 2017. The extra services began in April 2018.[1]

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Penrhiwceiber   Transport for Wales
Aberdare Branch
  Fernhill