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Written by Llion Jones - 27 May 2008
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Location notes
The station is situated in the middle of Cardiff, South Wales, on the Cardiff valleys lines network.
There is very heavy commuter traffic at the rush hour period.
Railway type and traffic
The section of line is the main valley line, there is a junction north of the station that serves the Rhymney line.
Class 142, 143 and 150s are the main passenger types that pass through the station.
Also a class 153 operates to and from the station daily on a shuttle service to Cardiff bay and back. Services stop at around midnight
Class 66 hauled coal trains also pass through the station from Cwmbargoed coal disposal point, with the ocasional diverted coal train from Tower colliery sometimes passing through as well.
Queen street is a pleasant station, It is surrounded by city buildings(no farm animals will be disturbed),the station is manned at all times.
Road directions
Follow sing posts for Cardiff City centre, Then signs for Queen street.

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Cardiff, Queen Street map co-ordinates
There are plenty of carparks including an NCP car park, the Capital shoping center car park and others ones further away from the station.
Public transport
There are bus services operated by Veolia and Stagecoach to Cardiff.
There are rail services operated by Arriva Trains Wales to Queen street (very regular service).

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There are toilets at the station, a Newsagents and a cafe. There is also a KFC/McDonalds and other restaurants in Queen street itself.
There are hotels situated around the city one of which is the Mariott near to Cardiff central station. - trains can be viewed from this location at Cardiff central station.
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Cardiff, Queen Street

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Cardiff, Queen Street general view map
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Cardiff, Queen Street

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Photographic notes
Due to the north south nature of the line it will favour mid day shoots. Nothing really passes at great speed.

General views - All photographs © Llion Jones unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Platform view

Fig 3 - Platform view

Fig 4 - Platform view

Fig 4 - Platform view

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