Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 3°26′57″W / 51.6200°N 3.4492°W
Tonypandy railway station is a railway station serving the town of Tonypandy in south Wales. It is located on the Rhondda Line. The station cannot be directly accessed from Tonypandy, a scenic bridge over the river Rhondda must be used as the station adjoins a mountain.
The original Pandy station was opened in 1841 by the Taff Vale Railway, and was situated opposite Walter Coffin’s Dinas Middle Colliery. The station was closed in 1886 and later demolished, to be replaced by Dinas Station, built about 200 yards to the north. The Tonypandy and Trealaw station, built of red bricks and opened in 1908, was opposite the entrance to Foundry Road at the centre of two bridges, one of which crossed the river to Tonypandy and the other which crossed the railway lines to Judges’ Hall and to Trealaw. This was demolished and replaced by the current station during major roadworks in the 1980s.
Monday-Saturday, there is a half hourly service to Cardiff Central Southbound and to Treherbert Northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays.
- ^ PontyCopy Looking back 100 years since station’s opening Rhondda Leader, 6 March 2008
- ^ Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7.
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