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Gabalfa
Gabalfa
(English: /ɡəˈbælvə/, Welsh pronunciation: [ɡaˈbalva]) is a district and community in the north of the city of Cardiff, capital of Wales. It is characterised by an enormous fly over road at the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Interchange, where the A48 road meets the A470 road
A470 road
(North Road) which leads from Cardiff
Cardiff
to northern Wales, and the A469 road
A469 road
( Caerphilly
Caerphilly
Road). The area is also the site of the All Nations Centre. The name is derived from the Welsh 'Ceubalfa', which is literally translated as 'place of the boat'. It was formerly the site of a ferry crossing across the River Taff, upon which a school is now built.[2] The area around St. Joseph's Church near to Companies' House is known as 'the Colonies' due to the number of street names after former British colonies, such as Australia Road, Newfoundland Road and many more.

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1 Politics 2 Transport 3 Gallery 4 References 5 External links

Politics[edit]

Gabalfa
Gabalfa
electoral ward of Cardiff

The electoral ward of Gabalfa
Gabalfa
lies within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff
Cardiff
North, which has been represented since 2017 by Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
MP Anna McMorrin. In the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff
Cardiff
North is represented by Welsh Labour
Welsh Labour
AM Julie Morgan. Gabalfa
Gabalfa
is currently served by two councillors: Ed Bridges (Liberal Democrat), elected in 2004, and Gareth Holden (Plaid Cymru), elected in 2012. It is bounded by Birchgrove and Heath to the north, Cathays
Cathays
and Maindy to the south, and Llandaff North
Llandaff North
to the northwest. Transport[edit]

Location of Gabalfa
Gabalfa
in central Cardiff

The area is known for the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Interchange (also known as the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
flyover) where the A48 Eastern Avenue, A470 North Road, and the A469 Whitchurch Road (south)/ Caerphilly
Caerphilly
Road (north) meet. Cardiff
Cardiff
Bus' service 35 bus circles the area before heading to Cardiff Bay via Cathays
Cathays
and Central station. Services 1/2 Bay Circle run along Western Avenue towards Heath or Llandaff. Additionally, the following services stop at the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Interchange:

8 (University Hospital of Wales) or (Cathays-Roath-Central Station-Grangetown- Cardiff
Cardiff
Bay) 21 (Rhiwbina-Coryton-Whitchurch) or (Central Stn) 23 (Whitchurch-Coryton-Rhiwbina) or (Central Stn) 24 (Whitchurch- Llandaff
Llandaff
North-Pontcanna-Llandaff) 25 (Central Stn) 27 Capital City Green
Capital City Green
(Heath-Birchgrove-Thornhill) or (Central Stn) 35 (Gabalfa) or (Cathays-Central Stn- Cardiff
Cardiff
Bay)

There are currently no railway stations located within Gabalfa, although a new railway station serving the ward has been proposed as part of the county council's local transport plan.[3] The nearest railway stations are Heath Low Level and Heath High Level to the north of the ward, and Cathays
Cathays
to the south. Llandaf railway station
Llandaf railway station
is in reasonable distance of western parts of Gabalfa, with services northbound to either Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil or Aberdare via Pontypridd or southbound to Cardiff
Cardiff
Central via Queen Street. Gallery[edit]

Africa Gardens

Part of the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Interchange and flyover

References[edit]

^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015.  ^ "BBC - South East Wales
Wales
Streets of Cardiff
Cardiff
- Gabalfa". Retrieved 2008-01-16.  ^ " Cardiff
Cardiff
County Council - Local Transport Plan 2000-2016". Cardiff County Council. 2000-08-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 

External links[edit]

www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Gabalfa
Gabalfa
and surrounding area

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