Station Name: PONTYPRIDD GRAIG

 

[Source: Nick Catford]


Date opened: 16.3.1896
Location: On the west side of Albert Road
Company on opening: Barry Railway
Date closed to passengers: 7.7.1930
Date closed completely: 7.7.1930
Company on closing: Great Western Railway
Present state: The tunnel entrance and road bridge are in the grounds of the
car park of Dewi Sant hospital. All evidence of the platform has been removed. The bridge opposite the tunnel portal seems to be in quite poor condition.
County: Glamorganshire
OS Grid Ref: ST069897
Date of visit: May 1973 & August 2005

Notes: Opened as Pontypridd, Graig added 1.7.1924. The south portal of Pontypridd Tunnel is in the grounds of University of Glamorgan.

The tunnel has a date stone of 1888 so the station was clearly a later addition.

 


Pontypridd Graig Station and the north portal of the 1323 yard long Pontypridd Tunnel in May 1973
Photo by Nick Catford

The site of Pontypridd Graig Station taken from the same viewpoint in August 2005
Photo by Chris Howells





Pontypridd Graig Station in May 1973
Photo by Nick Catford


The site of Pontypridd Graig Station taken from the same viewpoint in August 2005
Photo by Chris Howells


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2005

2005

 



[Source: Nick Catford]

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