Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway



Dates

  /  /1861[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Formed.
07/06/1861Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Act passed for this Taff Vale Railway backed line. The line was promoted to stop expansion eastwards of the Great Western Railway backed schemes from Llantrisant. The line ran from Llantrisant Branch Junction, Treforest, to meet the Mwyndy Branch (Ely Valley Railway) at Maesaraul.
29/07/1862Cowbridge Railway
Act of Parliament passed. Line planned from Cowbridge [1st] to Maesaraul on the Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway.
  /  /1863Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Opened. Worked and leased by the Taff Vale Railway.
  /  /1865[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Opened to passengers.
  /  /1865Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Common Branch Junction to Llantrisant Common Branch Junction (with the Ely Valley Railway) opened.
18/09/1865[Cowbridge Railway]
[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Cowbridge via Llantrisant begins.
23/07/1866[Llantrisant No 1 Branch] ([Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway])
Act passed.
  /03/1883Treferig Valley Railway
Treferig Valley Railway opened from Treferig Railway Junction ([Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]) to Treferig and the Glyn Colliery.
11/09/1886[Llantrisant No 1 Branch] ([Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway])
Line opened from Llantrisant No 1 Branch Junction to Waterhall Junction near Ely.
  /  /1889Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Merged into the Taff Vale Railway.
  /  /1924[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Closed from a mile east of Llantrisant Common Junction to Common Branch Junction. The mile from Llantrisant Common Junction was used to store wagons and the signalbox required to access a colliery.
  /  /1930Great Western Railway
Connection made between Barry Dock and Railways (a north facing junction, just north of Tonteg Junction) to the Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway at a south facing junction just to the east of Tonteg Viaduct. The former Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway line between the junction just east on Tonteg Viaduct and Llantrissant Branch Junction is closed.
  /  /1950[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Stub of line from Llantrisant Common Junction removed.
31/03/1952[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Llantrisant to Pontypridd closed to passengers.
31/03/1952[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Passenger service withdrawn.
  /  /1964[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Treforest Junction to Cwm Colliery (excluded and served from Llantrisant) at Llantwit Vardre closed.
  /  /1964[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Common Branch to Waterhall Junction closed, except for access to Creigiau Quarry via Common Branch Junction.
  /10/1968[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Brofiskin Branch closed.
31/01/1978[Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway]
Creigiau Quarry via Common Branch Junction closed.