Neath railway station

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Neath National Rail
Welsh: Castell-nedd
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Location
Place Neath
Local authority Neath Port Talbot
Grid reference SS751974
Operations
Station code NTH
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category D
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.473 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.470 million
2006/07 Increase 0.566 million
2007/08 Increase 0.653 million
2008/09 Increase 0.732 million
2009/10 Increase 0.762 million
2010/11 Increase 0.820 million
2011/12 Decrease 0.810 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.806 million
2013/14 Increase 0.820 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Neath from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Neath railway station is a mainline railway station, serving Neath, Wales. Operated by Arriva Trains Wales the station is located at street level on Windsor Road, situated back from the street fronting a small car park. It is also accessible via Milland road car park.

History

The surviving Neath railway station is one of four railway stations originally in Neath, and to distinguish it from the others was at one time named Neath General, the suffix being applied before Nationalisation.[1] Neath Canalside served the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway services until they ended in 1963. Neath Riverside (also at times known as Neath Bridge Street and Neath Low Level), served trains to and from Brecon via the Neath and Brecon Railway, with an additional stop at Neath Abbey. The railway itself remains partly in use, linking Onllwyn and the docks. The remains of the Neath Bridge Street station can be seen by looking down at the railway alongside the river bridge just before Neath railway station in the Swansea direction.

Facilities

The station has 2 platforms both accessed through ticket barriers:

Services

The station is served by both Great Western Railway main line services between London Paddington and Swansea (hourly each way with peak extras) and Arriva Trains Wales regional trains between Milford Haven/Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly via Cardiff, Newport and Shrewsbury (also hourly), plus the two-hourly Swansea to Cardiff stopping trains.

On Sundays the London - Swansea service runs hourly and the Milford Haven/Carmarthen - Manchester trains run every two hours.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Briton Ferry   Arriva Trains Wales
South Wales Main Line
  Skewen
Port Talbot Parkway   Great Western Railway
London Paddington - Carmarthen
  Swansea

References

  1. Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Western's last "General"". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 361. ISSN 0033-8923. 

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Coordinates: 51°39′43″N 3°48′25″W / 51.662°N 3.807°W / 51.662; -3.807