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|Waun-gron Park |
|Welsh: Parc Waun-gron|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
| Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections |
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1987|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
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.Passenger services are currently operated by Transport for Wales.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and its largest city. The eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom, it is Wales's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural institutions and Welsh media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. At the 2011 census, the unitary authority area population was estimated to be 346,090, and the wider urban area 479,000. Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales with 21.3 million visitors in 2017. In 2011, Cardiff was ranked sixth in the world in National Geographic's alternative tourist destinations.
Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.
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 is a district and community in western Cardiff, capital of Wales. It lies to the north of Cowbridge Road West, with Caerau to the south. The River Ely defines the eastern and part of the northern boundary. Ely is primarily dominated by current and former council housing.
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.
Cardiff Central railway station is a major station on the South Wales Main Line in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and one of two hubs of the city's urban rail network.
Cardiff Queen Street railway station is a city-centre railway station serving the north and east of Central Cardiff, Wales. It is the second busiest railway station in Wales, being located near Queen Street, it is one of 20 stations in the city. It is, along with Cardiff Central, one of the two major hubs of the Valleys & Cardiff Local Routes local rail network. The station, and all of its services are run by Transport for Wales.
Radyr railway station is a railway station serving the Radyr area of Cardiff, South Wales. It is at the foot of the hill at the eastern edge of the village, alongside the River Taff and adjacent to the Taff Trail. The station is on the Merthyr Line, and is also the northern terminus of the City Line.
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 is a railway station serving the town of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. It is the terminus of the Merthyr branch of the Merthyr Line. Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales. The station has one platform, and is situated near to the Tesco Superstore in the town.
Aberdare railway station is a railway station serving the town of Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is the terminus of the Aberdare branch of the Merthyr Line, 22½ miles (36 km) north of Cardiff Central. Passenger services are provided by Transport for Wales.
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.
Valleys & Cardiff Local Routes is the busy network of passenger suburban railway services radiating from Cardiff, Wales. It includes lines within the city itself, the Vale of Glamorgan and the South Wales Valleys.
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Birchgrove railway station is a railway station serving Birchgrove, Cardiff, Wales. It is located on the Coryton Line 3.75 miles (6.04 km) north of Cardiff Central, with the station situated beneath the A469.
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|Preceding station||Following station|
|Ninian Park|| Transport for Wales |
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr