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Written by Mark Bearton - 28 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Bargoed is a small town in the Rhymney Valley on the line between Cardiff and Rhymney, at the point where the line becomes single track.
Railway type and traffic
Most weekday services are provided by class 142/143 and 150 units.
Environment
Bargoed is a small town spread along the valley.
Road directions
Bargoed station is on the A 469 between Caerphilly and Rhymney.

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Bargoed map co-ordinates
Parking
There is road side parking in Bargoed and a small station car park.
Public transport
There is a generally hourly service from Cardiff to Rhymney with additional peak-hour trains and a 30 minute frequency on Saturdays as far as Bargoed.

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Amenities
There are a few shops in Bargoed.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Bargoed

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Streetmap links
Bargoed general view map
Bargoed close up map

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Photographic notes
The light is best here for afternoon trains heading down the valley from either the station footbridge or the end of the platform. There is an interestingly designed signal box and semaphore signals.


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


Fig 3 - The signal box


Fig 3 - The signal box


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