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Radyr Station

Radyr station is a junction station on the Cardiff Valley Lines.

These pictures show the station.

It certainly has a massive modern step-free bridge.

This Google Map shows the station.

Note.

  • The platforms are long.
  • South of the station, the tracks split into two, with the City Line going in a more Southerly direction.

Currently services at the station are as follows in trains per hour (tph).

  • Two tph North to Aberdare
  • Two tph North to Merthyr Tydfil
  • Two tph North to Treherbert
  • Six tph South to Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Central stations via Cathays.
  • Two tph between Radyr and Coryton stations via the City Line, and Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations.

In 2023 the service will be upgraded.

  • Four tph North to Aberdare
  • Four tph North to Merthyr Tydfil
  • Four tph North to Treherbert
  • Six tph South to Cardiff Queen Street and The Flourish stations via Cathays.
  • Two tph South to Cardiff Queen Street and The Cardiff Central stations via Cathays and back via the City Line.
  • Two tph South to Cardiff Queen Street and The Cardiff Central stations via the City Line and back via Cathays.
  • Two tph South to Cardiff Queen Street via Cathays.

All services will be run by new Stadler Citylink Metro Vehicles.

Note.

  1. No services will start at Radyr station.
  2. No station will get a less frequent service.
  3. There will be a doubling of services through Radyr station.
  4. There will be level access between platform and vehicles at all stations.
  5. If required the new vehicles can run in pairs to increase capacity.

I also suspect this is only the start and that capacity will be increased on some lines.

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Train Depot In Taffs Well, While Newport Factory Named As Preferred Bidder For New Diesel Trains

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Walesonline.

The interesting part is the holistic thinking, where a new depot is to be built at Taff’s Well, where the station is also to be modernised, with the addition of a Park-and-Ride.

Taff’s Well station is a very outdated affair, as these pictures show.

Note.

  1. The station could certainly do with a new step-free bridge.
  2. The train frequency is also being raised from six to twelve trains per hour (tph)
  3. Six tph will go to The Flourish.
  4. There will also be a new two tph service on the City Line.
  5. All trains will be new Stadler Citylink Metro Vehicles.

That Park-and-Ride will certainly be needed.

As Taff’s Well station will be at the heart of the tram-train network, it is most certainly a good place for the depot.

The article also says that enhanced stabling facilities will be built at Treherbert and Rhymney stations.

Enhancements At Rhymney

Rhymney station is the terminal of the Rhymney Line.

 

These are my pictures of the station.

This Google Map gives an aerial view.

In addition to the enhanced stabling, the station will also be upgraded to accommodate more and longer Tri-Mode Stadler Flirts.

There’s certainly a lot of space for the stabling.

Enhancements at Treherbert

Treherbert station is the terminal of the Rhondda Line.

I took these pictures of the station in 2014.

This Google Map shows an gives view.

There certainly would appear to be space for the enhanced stabling.

 

 

 

 

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