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Ystrad Mynach is a small town in the Rhymney valley between Caerphilly and Bargoed on the Cardiff to Rhymney line.
Railway type and traffic
Most services on the line are operated by classes 142,143 and 150 units.
The station is a short walk from the town and is fairly busy, especially on Saturdays. To reach the town, turn right under the railway bridge, immediately left and this road will lead you into the town.
Ystrad Mynach station is on the A472 Pontypool to Pontypridd road just west of it's junction with the A469 Cardiff to Rhymney road. The station road is immediately on the left after passing under the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Ystrad Mynach map co-ordinates
There is a station car park.
There is a regular hourly service from Cardiff, with extra trains at Peak Hours and a 30 minute frequency on Saturdays.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
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Ystrad Mynach general view map
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The light is best in the morning for trains heading up the valley. There is an excellent selection of lower-quadrant semaphores.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Fig 2 - Looking north
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