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BRIDGEND TO MAESTEG

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Please note. The period of validity of the National Network timetables has changed.
Any times and travel details given  apply only for the currency of the timetable valid from May 18 to December 13 2014.

Mondays to Fridays, trains leave Bridgend at 6.15am, 7.33am and 8.50am, then hourly at 46 minutes past the hour between 9.46am and 5.46pm (except at 2.49pm), then at 6.49pm, 7.45pm, 8.41pm, 9.41pm and 10.59pm.
On Saturdays, trains leave Bridgend at 6.20am, 7.32am and 8.51am, 9.46am, 10.46am,11.49am, 12.46pm, 1.46pm, 2.49pm, 3.46pm, 4.46pm, 5.46pm, 6.46pm, 7.45pm, 8.41pm and 9.41pm.

Mondays to Fridays, trains leave Maesteg at 6.44am and 7.59am, 9.16am, 10.16am, 11.15am, 12.17pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.17pm, 4.15pm, 5.15pm, 6.20pm, 7.20pm, 8.15pm, 9.15pm and 10.15pm.
On Saturdays, trains leave Maesteg at 6.46am, 8.00am and 9.17am, then hourly at 15 minutes past the hour between 10.15am and 10.15pm (except at 12.18pm, 3.17pm and 6.20pm).

There are no trains on Sundays.

Figures after station names show the approximate journey times from Bridgend with the approximate journey times from Maesteg in brackets.

Bridgend (22 mins)
A market town, Bridgend gives access to the Vale of Glamorgan, and has a number of medieval castle ruins in the area. Among these are Coity and Ogmore, the latter close to stepping stones across the River Ogmore which also gives access to the Glamorgan Coastal Path. Two miles from Bridgend is the village of Ewenny, with its pottery and Norman Priory. North of the town are the formerly industrialised valleys of Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore, while to the west is the traditional seaside resort of Porthcawl. Arriva Trains Wales run services into the Llynfi Valley serving stations to Maesteg
. There are also connection with the Vale of Glamorgan line to Barry and Cardiff.
Wildmill
2 mins (19)
Mainly residential, the station also serves the communities of Pendre and Litchard.
Sarn
5 mins (17)
Also mainly residential, the station serves the village of Aberkenfig, near which is the bed of the Bridgend Tramroad, which opened up the Bridgend valleys coalfield to the port of Porthcawl.

Tondu
A Cardiff-Maesteg service passes the signal box at Tondu 9 mins (14) (Pictured right: A Cardiff to Maesteg service passes the signal box at Tondu.)
Formerly a junction with the route to Margam and the valleys of Llynfi, Garw and Ogmore, the only passenger route remaining is that in the Llynfi Valley to Maesteg, though coal recovery at a land reclamation scheme in Pontycymmer kept the Garw route open until March 6th 1997. Part of the line of route is now a cycle path and leisure walk, which will also incorporate a steam railway and railway preservation centre operated by the Garw Valley Railway Society, which shares its site with the Barry Island Railway. Near Brynmenyn - a mile to the east - is the Bryngarw Country Park, centred on a former mansion.
Garth
18 mins (5)
Serving a mainly residential area, about a mile to the east of the station is old Llangynwyd: famed throughout the world for the tragic tale of Wil Hopkin and Ann Thomas, the maid of Cefnydfa. Their ill-fated eighteenth-century romance inspired Wil to write what is claimed to be the world's most bitter-sweet love song: Begeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat).
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
19 mins (2)
Serves a residential area and a number of light-industrial factory units.
Maesteg
22 mins
The principal town in the Llynfi Valley, Maesteg's Town Hall is now a major arts and cultural centre for the Valley, and also incorporates an indoor market. The town also has a sports centre and swimming pool. There is a bus link from the station to Nantyffyllon and Caerau, farther up the valley, which are mainly residential except for the Spelter industrial estate.

This is an extract from the Arriva Trains Wales pages.
To access the main site select either the North Wales, The Marches, and Chepstow-Swansea section, the Heart of Wales, Swansea and West Wales section, or the full version which combines the two.
Select one of these links to return to the Gazetteer of Stations or Route Sections page.

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