Location type


Names and dates


Station code: PYC National Rail
Where: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, Wales
Opened on the South Wales Railway.
Opened on the Cowbridge Railway.
Opened on the Ely Valley Railway.

Chronology Dates

02/08/1860Ely Valley Railway
Broad gauge line opened from Llantrisant on the South Wales Railway. The line is worked by the Great Western Railway.
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.
  /06/1863Cowbridge 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).
  /01/1865Ely Valley Railway
Third rail laid from Maesaraul to Llantrisant is used by the Taff Vale Railway.
  /  /1975Cowbridge Railway
Llantrisant to Llanharry ironstone mine closed.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: South Wales v. 12 (Regional railway history series)