Pontyclun Railway Station

Pontyclun Railway station old picture
Pontyclun Railway station

The construction of the South Wales Railway led to the main line and a station was established at Pontyclun in 1850. The station was initially known as “Llantrisant for Cowbridge”

Later lines were added to Mwyndy, Tonyrefail and Cowbridge/Aberporth.

Prior to 1925 there were actually 2 stations which were merged in September of that year.

The station closed in 1964 being reopened in 1992 as Pontyclun.

Over the years the station has had many railway companies including the South Wales Railway, Ely Valley railway, Llantrisant and Taff Vale Junction railway, The Cowbridge Railway, The Taff Vale Railway and ultimately the Great Western Railway, British Rail, Arriva Trains Wales and now Transport for Wales.

Great Western Railway boundary marker

An interesting reminder of the history of the station can be found by the Brunel pub. If you look closely you can see an old boundary marker from the Great western Railway days.

For more information about the history of the railways in Pontyclun you can visit this site

For more information about the history of the community of Pontyclun please visit our online museum