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Written by Mark Bearton - 28 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Caerphilly is the largest town on the line from Cardiff to Rhymney.
Railway type and traffic
Most services on this route are worked by class 142/143 and 150 units.
Caerphilly is a medium sized town and as such the station and surrounding area can be fairly busy. The town itself is quite attractive with a castle located opposite Tesco.
Road directions
Caerphilly is on the A468 between Newport and Pontypridd, which connects with the A470 from Cardiff a few miles west of the town. The station and town itself are reached by the B4600, the station is at the south end of the high street.

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Caerphilly map co-ordinates
As the station is close to the town centre Car Parking is available but can be busy.
Public transport
There is a frequent train service from Cardiff with one or two trains per hour continuing to Bargoed and Rhymney. The Bus Station adjoins the station.

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There are public toilets outside the station (charge payable), also several pubs and a wide range of shops.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Googly map
Streetmap links
Caerphilly general view map
Caerphilly close up map

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Photographic notes
Light is best in the morning for trains heading south in the station. In the afternoon it is possible to take pictures of trains approaching from Cardiff from the footbridge, though a zoom lens is preferable.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

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