Ystrad Station in June 2014
|Location||Ystrad, Rhondda Cynon Taf|
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Classification||DfT category F1|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
It was first opened on this site by British Rail on the former Taff Vale Railway in 1986 and is the location of the only passing loop on the section of route north of Porth, which had previously been singled by British Rail in stages between 1972 and 1981. The loop points though work automatically, with the token machines for the two single line sections operated by the train crew under the remote supervision of the signalling centre at Radyr.
Monday-Saturday, there is a half-hourly service to Pontypridd & Cardiff Central southbound and to Treherbert northbound. There is a two hourly service in each direction on Sundays, with through trains southbound to Barry Island. On 20 July 2018, previous franchise operator Arriva Trains Wales announced a trial period of extra Sunday services on the Rhondda Line to Cardiff and Barry Island. This was in response to a survey by Leanne Wood and the success of extra Sunday services on the Merthyr Line and the Rhymney Line.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Llwynypia||Transport for Wales
- Hutton, John (2006). The Taff Vale Railway, vol. 2. Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-250-7.
- GB eNRT 2015-16, Edition, Table 130
- "Extra Sunday services between Treherbert and Barry Island". Archived from the original on 22 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
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