Tongwynlais railway station

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Tongwynlais
Location Tongwynlais, Cardiff
Wales
Coordinates 51°31′50″N3°15′09″W / 51.53047°N 3.25261°W / 51.53047; -3.25261 Coordinates: 51°31′50″N3°15′09″W / 51.53047°N 3.25261°W / 51.53047; -3.25261
Platforms2 (later 1)
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original company Cardiff Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Key dates
1 March 1911opened
20 July 1931closed

Tongwynlais railway station served Tongwynlais in South Wales.

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History

The station was opened by the Cardiff Railway. Compared with the others on the line, Tongwynlais was one of the larger stations. It had two long platforms with a substantial wooden building on the up side. The platforms were linked with a metal footbridge. The 'down' platform closed on 16 May 1928 when the track was singled. The station closed to both goods and passengers in 1931. In 1947, the line re-opened, but the station did not. [1]

After closure

Despite having been closed for 30 years, the station remained in a reasonable condition for a long time, and the station building was still standing in 1961. However, no trace of the station remains, as it has since been buried under the A470 road. [2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Coryton
Line closed, station open
  Great Western Railway
Cardiff Railway
  Glan y Llyn
Line and station closed

Notes

  1. Hutton 2009, p. 41
  2. Hutton 2009, p. 158

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