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    Pontypool Road, Neath Junction and Merthyr


        Pontypool Road to Neath                       For details on the notes shown in red, see below

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- --- Pontypool Road Station South --- Open continuously --- --- No
0 19 Pontypool Road West Junction 5. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
1. 30 p.m.
8. 30 p.m.
L
3. 30 p.m.
11. 15 p.m.
Yes
--- --- Trosnant Junction (Eastern Valley) 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 11. 15 p.m.Sx
9. 45 p.m.So
10. 15 p.m. 11. 20 p.m. Yes
2 34 Cwm Glyn 5. 0 a.m. --- E ---
8. 45 p.m.
3. 0 p.m. L
11. 20 p.m.
Yes
0 75 Blaendare 9. 40 a.m. 9. 40 a.m. 5. 40 p.m. --- --- Yes
0 53 Cefn Crib 5.45 a.m. --- E Closed Yes
1 20 Crumlin Junction 4. 30 a.m. --- E ---
12. 30 p.m.
7. 30 p.m.
L
3. 30 p.m.
12. 45 a.m.
No
1 f 22       Llanhilleth Middle 4. 0 a.m. --- E --- --- No
0 43 Crumlin High Level Station 4. 45 a.m. --- E ---
12. 45 p.m.
7. 45 p.m.
L
3. 40 p.m.
12. 30 a.m.
No
1 64 Penar Junction 5. 30 a.m. --- E ---
1. 30 p.m.
8. 30 p.m.
6. 0 a.m.
2. 30 p.m.
9. 30 p.m.
Yes
0 76 Pontllanfraith 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 2. 0 p.m. C 1. 30 p.m.
8. 30 p.m.
2. 30 p.m.
9. 30 p.m.
Yes
0 38 Bird-in-Hand, West 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. D --- --- Yes
0 20 Sirhowy Junction 1. 45 a.m. --- --- ---
12. 30 p.m.
W
---
Yes
0 54 Maesycwmmer Junction 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 11. 40 p.m.Sx
9. 0 p.m.So
1. 0 p.m.
8. 0 p.m.
3. 15 p.m.
11. 40 p.m.
Yes
0 52 Hendoed High Level F 3. 15 a.m. --- --- ---
7. 45 p.m.
2. 0 p.m.
12. 30 a.m.
Yes
1 60 Penalltau Junction G 2. 0 a.m. --- E --- --- Yes
1 2 Nelson & Llancaiach 1.45 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 0 a.m. M Yes
0 74 Ocean & Taff Merthyr Collieries 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- Q Yes
0 79 Quaker's Yard East Junction 1.45 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 0 a.m. M Yes
0 22       Quaker's Yard Centre Yard As required for traffic purposes --- --- No
0 22       Quaker's Yard L. L. Station As required for traffic purposes --- --- No
0 44 Quaker's Yard H. L. Station --- --- --- ---
12. 30 p.m.
W
---
No
0 75 Quaker's Yard West Tunnel --- --- --- ---
12. 30 p.m.
W
---
No
1 68 Cresselley Crossing 6. 0 a.m. B --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. M Yes
0 16 Mountain Ash (Cardiff Road Station) 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 16 Middle Duffryn 8. 30 a.m. 8. 30 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. M --- --- Yes
0 66 Cwmbach & Lletty Shenkin Crossing 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- P 5. 0 a.m. M Yes
0 57 Cwmbach Siding 4. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 0 a.m. M Yes
1 8 Aberdare High Level Yard --- Open continuously --- --- Yes
0 17 Gadlys Junction 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- Z Yes
0 23 Robertstown Crossing --- --- --- ---
1. 0 p.m.
W
---
No
2
3
1
39
13
49 *
Gelli Tarw Junction 4. 20 a.m. --- --- ---
1. 05 p.m.
8. 20 p.m.
N
3. 10 p.m.
10. 30 p.m.
Yes
1 12 Hirwaun East 5.45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 9. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
0 12 Hirwaun West --- --- --- ---
1. 30 p.m.
W
---
Yes
0 57 Hirwaun Pond 3. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
1. 30 p.m.
5. 35 p.m.
7. 15 a.m.
3. 0 p.m.
10. 30 p.m.
Yes
1 41 Rhigos 5. 30 a.m. --- --- ---
1. 30 p.m.
5. 30 p.m.
7. 15 a.m.
3. 0 p.m.
10. 30 p.m.
Yes
2 77 Rhigos Colliery 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. W Yes
1 42 Glyn Neath 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. W Yes
0 35 Rhcola 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. 2. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
0 27 Aberpergwin 2. 0 p.m. 2. 0 p.m. 4. 0 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 58 Resolven East 6. 30 a.m. --- --- --- 3. 0 a.m. Yes
0 41 Resolven West 5. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 11. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
0 60 Melyncourt 2. 15 p.m.
---
2. 15 p.m.Sx
10. 0 a.m.So
10. 15 p.m.Sx
6. 0 p.m.So
--- --- Yes
1 47 Cefn Mawr --- Open as required --- --- Yes
1 59 Aberdylais 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 4. 0 a.m. W Yes
1 34 Neath Junction 3. 40 a.m. --- --- --- 5. 30 a.m. K Yes


       Quaker's Yard High Level Station to Rhydycar

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
1 5 Merthyr Vale Junction 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. --- --- No
4 17 Abercanaid 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 8. 30 p.m.Sx
10. 30 p.m.So
--- --- No
0 74 Rhydycar Junction 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. W 12. 55 p.m.
8. 25 p.m.
3. 15 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
No


       Pontsticill to Rhydycar

1 37 Pontsticill Junction 6. 25 a.m. 6. 25 a.m. 10. 25 p.m. W Closed No
1 40 Morlais Junction 5. 30 a.m. --- E --- --- No
2 31 Cefn Coed 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. W --- --- No
0 74 Rhydycar Junction 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. W 12. 55 p.m.
8. 25 p.m.
3. 15 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
No


       Merthyr to Gelli Tarw Junction

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- --- Merthyr Station 4. 0 a.m. --- --- --- A No
0 74 Rhydycar Junction 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. W 12. 55 p.m.
8. 25 p.m.
3. 15 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
No
2 71 Werfa Loop 4. 20 a.m. 4. 20 a.m. W 12. 55 p.m.
8. 25 p.m.
3. 15 p.m.
10. 45 p.m.
No

    Notes

Or later if required
From Werfa Loop Box
* From Robertstown Crossing
From Dare Junction Box
From West Junction Box
f From Crumlin Junction
A Open continuously except 1. 45 p.m. to 2. 45 p.m. Sundays, also 12. 30 a.m. to 4. 0 a.m. Mondays
B Opens at 3. 0 a.m. when ordered by Aberdare Inspector
C Closed 1. 30 p.m. SO. Open as required until 9. 0 p.m. SX, 6. 0 p.m. SO
D Or after 10. 15 p.m. ex Pontypool Road when train required to call
E After passing of last train Saturday night
F 49 chains from Ystrad North
G 1 mile 40 chains from Ystrad South
K After last train has cleared or after last engine has proceeded to shed
L Or after last Up Freight Train has cleared
M Or after last Down Freight Train has cleared
N After last Freight Trains have cleared
P Also opens 8. 30 p.m. to 9. 30 p.m. for R.O.F. train
Q After last cleareance from Collieries
W Or after last train has cleared
Z After Pilot has finished Sunday morning

    

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