Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway



Dates

  /  /1861Llantrissant 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.
  /  /1865Llantrissant 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.
18/09/1865Cowbridge Railway
Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Cowbridge via Llantrisant begins.
23/07/1866Llantrisant 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.
11/09/1886Llantrisant 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.
  /  /1924Llantrissant 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.
  /  /1950Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Stub of line from Llantrisant Common Junction removed.
31/03/1952Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Llantrisant to Pontypridd closed to passengers.
31/03/1952Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Passenger service withdrawn.
  /  /1964Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Treforest Junction to Cwm Colliery (excluded and served from Llantrisant) at Llantwit Vardre closed.
  /  /1964Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Common Branch to Waterhall Junction closed, except for access to Creigiau Quarry via Common Branch Junction.
  /10/1968Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Brofiskin Branch closed.
31/01/1978Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Creigiau Quarry via Common Branch Junction closed.