Cathays Station Sign Behind Grilled Fence

In the foreground is the fencing on the western side of Cathays Railway Station. Across the tracks is the bold red ‘Cathays’ railway station sign.

It’s pleasing (to my eye at least) that although Arriva Trains Wales has painted the rest of the station in their hard-on-the-eye turquoise, they’ve left the pole of the station sign in the original Valley Lines green colour.

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Burnished Copper Roof of the Millennium Centre

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Continuing this week’s theme of great slabs of single colour, my desktop wallpaper today is this shot of the wonderful copper roof of Cardiff Bay’s Millennium Centre. There’s something about the rich look of burnished copper. Definitely something I could look at all day long!

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Railings To Gabalfa Roundabout

Cardiff Council has recently (2009?) remodelled the underpasses at Gabalfa Roundabout, putting in disabled-friendly ramps. The ramps have these distinctive handrails down each side, and they caught my eye during an early-morning visit with my camera.

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Cathays Station

Opened in 1983, Cathays is (I believe) the newest station on the old Taff Vale Railway (opened in 1983) and the only station opened on the line since the demise of the coal mines that the TVR was built to service.

On the right of this shot is the hut holding the new ticket barriers that Arriva Train Wales installed. When the station is manned, the passageway beside the hut is gated closed, and passengers must pass through the hut to enter and exit the southward-side platform (aka the down platform).

Immediately to the north of here, on the east side of this surviving track, used to stand a large rail yard, complete with several impressive railway sheds. I don’t know when the yard’s track was ripped up, but the sheds were only demolished a few years ago.

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Public Telephone At Heath Low Level Station

I didn’t think to check to see whether it was in working order or not 🙂

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Cathays Station Grill

I shot this to symbolise what has been a growing trend in the UK over the last few decades … publicly-owned facilities (in this case, Cathays Railway Station in Cardiff) being fenced off so that private operators (in this case, Arriva Trains Wales) can charge us taxpayers for access.

With such disenfranchisement, is it any wonder that no-one feels a sense of civic duty any more?

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Cathays Station Grill

I shot this to symbolise what has been a growing trend in the UK over the last few decades … publicly-owned facilities (in this case, Cathays Railway Station in Cardiff) being fenced off so that private operators (in this case, Arriva Trains Wales) can charge us taxpayers for access.

With such disenfranchisement, is it any wonder that no-one feels a sense of civic duty any more?

Copyright (c) Stuart Herbert. blog | twitter: (photography) (all) | facebook: (Merthyr Road project) (all).

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Comms Tower Beside Ty Glas Station

This is the communications tower that is clearly visible on the south side of the tracks beside Ty Glas railway station.

Copyright (c) 2010 Stuart Herbert. blog | twitter: (photography) (all).

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Kingsmill and Clock

This is the clock outside the Kingsmill bakery on Cardiff’s Maes-y-coed Road.

This is the west face of the clock; the east face of the clock is missing. The clock is on the south-east corner of the Kingsmill site; immediately next to the clock is the access road up to Ty Glas railway station, and a Tesco shop (not a superstore, one of the smaller stores that have appeared in the last few years).

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The Register Office Has Moved To The City Hall

Not much to add, really, except to say that my sister-in-law got married here several years ago. There’s currently no clear indication what the building will be used for next, and from the outside it appears to be completely unused now.

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