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Coryton railway station, Cardiff

Coryton
Location
Place Coryton
Local authority Cardiff
Coordinates
Grid reference
Operations
Station code COY
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  0.252 million
2005/06 0.254 million
2006/07 0.254 million
2007/08 0.266 million
2008/09 0.277 million
2009/10 0.280 million
2010/11 0.285 million
2011/12 0.279 million
2012/13 0.290 million
2013/14 0.266 million
History
Original company Cardiff Railway
Pre-grouping Cardiff Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
1 March 1911 Opened as Coryton Halt
1926 Renamed Coryton Halt (Glam)
1931 Relocated
5 May 1969 Renamed Coryton
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Coryton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Coryton railway station serves Coryton and Pantmawr in Cardiff, Wales. It is the terminus of the Coryton Line 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Cardiff Central via Cardiff Queen Street.

Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines network.

Contents

  • History & Facilities 1
  • Services 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History & Facilities

The station was opened by the Cardiff Railway on 1 March 1911 as Coryton Halt; it was renamed Coryton Halt (Glam) by the Great Western Railway in 1926,[1] and relocated in 1931. It was proposed for closure in the Beeching Report of 1963, but survived. The line beyond here closed to all traffic in 1952. The station was renamed Coryton on 5 May 1969.[1] There is one platform with a single bus-stop style shelter and benches. The station has two entrances, one wheelchair accessible from Park Crescent and one down a flight of steps from the A4054 road bridge over the track.

Services

Monday to Saturdays there is a half-hourly service along the City Line to Radyr, calling at Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, Birchgrove, Ty Glas, Heath Low Level, Cardiff Queen Street, Cardiff Central, Ninian Park, Waun-Gron Park, Fairwater, Danescourt and Radyr. Evenings there is an hourly service and there is no Sunday service.

Journey time to Queen Street is 15 minutes, Central 19 minutes and Radyr 39 minutes. Connections can be made at Queen Street for other Valley Lines services and at Central for main-line destinations across the country.

Services are mainly operated by Class 142 and Class 143 Pacer units and sometimes Class 150 Sprinter units. Saturdays often see single-carriage Class 153 Super Sprinter units, as services are less busy and two-car units can be freed for busier services.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whitchurch   Arriva Trains Wales
Coryton - Cardiff Queen Street - Radyr
  Terminus

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 69.  

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Train times and station information for Coryton railway station, Cardiff from National Rail
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