Vale of Glamorgan Railway






Dates

26/08/1889[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Act passed.
01/12/1897[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Aberthaw opened
01/12/1897[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Opened to minerals and passengers.
10/01/1898[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Porthkerry Park viaduct sinks leading to line closure.
  /  /1899[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Line re-opened with temporary Porthkerry viaduct.
08/01/1900[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Porthkerry Park viaduct re-build completed.
  /  /1921Vale of Glamorgan Railway
Merged with Great Western Railway.
01/07/1924[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Aberthaw renamed Aberthaw High Level
07/05/1945[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Aberthaw High Level renamed Aberthaw
  /  /1963[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Starts to close to local frieght.
15/06/1964[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Aberthaw closed
15/06/1964[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
The Bridgend loop from Cowbridge Road to Coity Junction is closed to through traffic.
15/06/1964[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Closed to passengers.
  /  /1967[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Local frieght withdrawn.
28/11/1977[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Bridgend and Coity goods depot closed.
15/01/1980[Vale of Glamorgan Railway]
Branch opened from Ewenny to Ford Motor Company by Bridgend.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



The parting of the ways - the Ford engine factory branch leaving the Vale of Glamorgan line, one way and another. ...
Ken Strachan 27/08/2019




Bridgend to Cardiff service approaching Llantwit Major. ...
Alastair McLellan 19/03/2018
A pair of Pacers on a Bridgend to Cardiff Central service depart from Llantwit Major on 19th March 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 19/03/2018



150262, working from Bridgend to Cardiff Central, passing the junction for Aberthaw Power Station in April 2018.
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Alastair McLellan 02/04/2018
The remains of Aberthaw Signal box and station platform in April 2018.
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Alastair McLellan 02/04/2018
150262, on a Bridgend to Cardiff Central service, seen at Aberthaw on 2nd April 2018.
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Alastair McLellan 02/04/2018
66083 passing Aberthaw on 2nd April 2018 with a Hope (Earles Sidings) Dbs to Cwmbargoed Opencast empties.
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Alastair McLellan 02/04/2018


Rhoose Cardiff International Airport. Could this be this Britain's second longest station name? ...
Alastair McLellan 19/03/2018
66137 approaching Rhoose on a Hope (Earles Sidings) Dbs to Cwmbargoed Opencast Colliery empties. ...
Alastair McLellan 20/03/2018
Arriva Trains Wales Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service approaching Rhoose. The platforms are split with one either side of the level crossing. ...
Alastair McLellan 20/03/2018




Having last visited Barry in 1990, I didn't expect to find good facilities at the station. So this cafe and art display was a very pleasant surprise. ...
Ken Strachan 27/08/2019
An Aberdare to Barry Island service stands at platform 3 Barry station. ...
Alastair McLellan 19/03/2018
Sprinter 150285 arriving at Barry with a service to Aberdare from Barry Island in March 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 19/03/2018
This cab of uncertain origin is currently located at the Freightliner wagon repair depot, Barry; which has clearly seen better days. ...
Ken Strachan 27/08/2019