Merthyr Vale Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Merthyr Vale railway station is a railway station serving the villages of Merthyr Vale and Aberfan in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. It is located on the Merthyr branch of the Merthyr Line. Passenger services are provided by Arriva Trains Wales. Since 2008 the station has had a passing loop installed. This allowed a half hourly service to be introduced on the branch from the May 2009 timetable change. Previously (up until 1991) a loop had existed at Black Lion Crossing, a short distance to the south, which also controlled the siding connections into Merthyr Vale Colliery. The station was first opened by the Taff Vale Railway in 1883. It is briefly shown in Richard Fleischer's 1971 film 10 Rillington Place, starring Richard Attenborough and John Hurt. When Timothy Evans (Hurt) returns to Wales, he is seen walking from the station.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 19943 0
2014 20078 0
2013 21321 0
2012 18902 0
2011 17355 0
2010 11443 0
2009 7715 0
2008 4899 0
2007 5298 0

Location Data

  • UK Parliament Constituency: Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
  • Welsh Assembly Constituency: Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
  • Unitary Authority: Merthyr Tydfil Council
  • Unitary Authority Electoral Division (UTE): Merthyr Vale
  • Civil Parish/community: Merthyr Vale Community
  • Welsh Assembly Region: South Wales East
  • European Region: Wales

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Recent Crime Figures

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November 2015 1 00000000001000
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September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 1 10000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
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March 2015 0 00000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 1 00000000001000
November 2014 1 00000000000010
October 2014 0 00000000000000
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August 2014 0 00000000000000
July 2014 0 00000000000000
June 2014 0 00000000000000
May 2014 0 00000000000000
April 2014 0 00000000000000
March 2014 0 00000000000000
February 2014 0 00000000000000
January 2014 0 00000000000000
December 2013 0 00000000000000
November 2013 3 10000000200000
October 2013 0 00000000000000
September 2013 1 00000010000000
August 2013 0 00000000000000
July 2013 0 00000000000000
June 2013 1 00000010000000
May 2013 0 00000000000000
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March 2013 0 00000000000000
February 2013 2 10001000000000

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