|Area||Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Original company||Taff Vale Railway|
|5 June 1905||Opened|
|12 July 1920||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Wattstown Platform railway station was a short-lived railway station on the now-disused Maerdy Branch in South Wales.
The Maerdy Branch was a railway branch line in South Wales. Financed and operated by the Taff Vale Railway, on amalgamation it became part of the Great Western Railway in 1923. Designed and mainly operated as a coal mining freight railway, its creation and demise was wholly defined by the South Wales Coalfield.
The Wattstown goods depot opened in 1885, but a passenger facility did not follow until 1905. The station was not successful, and closed after just fifteen years. Goods activities continued until 7 October 1963. No trace of the station remains, with the trackbed having been reclaimed by nature. Only a road bridge marks the site where the platform once stood.
The site of the goods depot (ST019937) is now occupied by a builder's merchant.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
| Ynyshir |
Line & station closed
| Taff Vale Railway |
| Pontygwaith Halt |
Line and station closed
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