Waun-gron Park railway station

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Coordinates: 51°29′18″N3°13′47″W / 51.4882°N 3.2296°W / 51.4882; -3.2296

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Waun-gron Park National Rail logo.svg
Welsh: Parc Waun-gron
Waun-gron Park railway station, Cardiff, geograph, 1985543.jpg
Location
Place Fairwater
Local authority Cardiff
Grid reference ST147772
Operations
Station codeWNG
Managed by Transport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase2.svg 55.492
2014/15Increase2.svg 71,056
2015/16Increase2.svg 78,000
2016/17Increase2.svg 88,652
2017/18Increase2.svg 96,760
History
Key datesOpened 1987 (1987)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Waun-gron Park from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Waun-gron Park railway station serves the Fairwater area of Cardiff, Wales. The station was opened in 1987 when a passenger service was introduced to the City Line, though the line itself opened in 1859 and was originally goods only. The station has an unusual staggered platform arrangement, one platform straddles the bridge over the roadway. [1] Passenger services are currently operated by Transport for Wales.

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Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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Cardiff City Line

The City Line is a commuter railway line in Cardiff that runs between Radyr and Cardiff Central via Fairwater.

Waun-gron Park is the nearest station to the large suburb of Ely which is 10 minutes' walk from the station along Western Avenue and over Ely Bridge.

Ely, Cardiff town in City and County of Cardiff, Wales

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Services

The Monday to Friday off-peak service is two trains per hour each way. Eastbound to Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, and then Coryton, and westbound to Radyr. [2]

Cardiff Central railway station Grade II listed building in Cardiff. Railway station in Cardiff, Wales

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Radyr railway station

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Journey times from Waun-gron Park are eight minutes to Cardiff Central, 11 minutes to Radyr and 28 minutes to Coryton.

There is no Sunday service, although some trains running to destinations such as Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare and Treherbert from Cardiff Central sometimes pass Waun-gron Park on the City Line when the usual line for these services through Cardiff Queen Street is closed for engineering work.

Merthyr Tydfil railway station railway station

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Treherbert railway station

Treherbert railway station is a railway station serving the village of Treherbert in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is the northern terminus of the Rhondda Line 23 miles (37 km) north west of Cardiff Central.

Freight trains also regularly pass, on all days.

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References

  1. Wales Rail – Cardiff City Line www.walesrail.co.uk; Retrieved 12 September 2013
  2. GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 130 (Network Rail)

See also

Rail transport in Cardiff has developed to provide connections to many other major cities in the United Kingdom, and to provide an urban rail network for the city and its commuter towns in southeast Wales. Today, there are three train operating companies in Cardiff: Great Western Railway, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales.

Preceding station National Rail logo.svg National Rail Following station
Ninian Park   Transport for Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Fairwater