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Pontlottyn railway station is a railway station serving the village of Pontlottyn, south Wales. It is a stop on the Rhymney Line of the Arriva Trains Wales network.
The station generally enjoys an hourly train service to Rhymney & Cardiff Central (with most services extending to Penarth), although it has additional trains in the peak hours (approximately every half hour). A reduced service (every two hours each way) operates on Sundays, extending to Barry Island.
This cache is a quick cache and dash. There is no need to enter the station, parking is at the station car park. A second carpark is just up the hill, behind the shops.
Pontlottyn, initially part of Lower Rhymney, was born and grew from the enterprise of the coal and ironmasters and as many as thirty-one pits and levels existed between these two villages before 1835. This industrialisation brought a huge increase in population with rural Welsh workers and particularly Irish immigrants flowing in, attracted by the promise of rich earnings from the growing iron industry.
It was well known for its neighbouring collieries, which employed nearly the entire local population in the early 20th century. Edward Thomas Chapman, a miner who won the Victoria Cross during World War II, was born at Pontlottyn in January 1920.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum