Act of Parliament passed. Line planned from Cowbridge [1st] to Maesaraul on the Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway.
Agreement with the Great Western Railway to join South Wales Railway at Llantrisant rather than run to Maesaraul. Third rail laid from Llantrisant to Maesaraul Junction along the Mwyndy Branch (Ely Valley Railway).
Line opened with Taff Vale Railway locomotives.
Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Cowbridge via Llantrisant begins.
Takes over working.
Taff Vale Railway
Cowbridge Railway leased to Taff Vale Railway.
|/ /1889||Cowbridge Railway|
Merged into Taff Vale Railway.
Cowbridge [1st] station closed on opening of replacement Cowbridge [2nd] on Cowbridge and Aberthaw Railway.
Pontypridd train derails and falls down embankment killing 13.
Closed to passengers.
Closed to freight from Llanharry (excluded) to Cowbridge.
|/ /1975||Cowbridge Railway|
Llantrisant to Llanharry ironstone mine closed.
|/ /1977||Cowbridge Railway|
Rails lifted from Llantrisant to Llanharry.
These locations are along the line.