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View at the end of the Coryton Line. Photograph © G. O. Edwards

The Coryton Line is a railway line in South Wales from Cardiff to Heath, Birchgrove, Rhiwbina, Whitchurch and Coryton.

The line is currently operated by Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) as part of the Valley Lines network. ATW replaced the previous franchise, Wales & Borders Trains in December 2003. Rolling stock seen operating the line are normally class 143 or 142s. However due to the occasional shortages of rolling stock it has been known to see class 150s or even 158s operating services.

It is part of a longer line opened 1911 by the Cardiff Railway as its own link into the coalfield around Pontypridd, duplicating the existing Taff Vale Railway.

Coryton Line (from south to north)

Leyland 142 Railbus at Coryton. Photograph © G. O. Edwards


 

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