Abergele and Pensarn railway station

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Not to be confused with Pensarn railway station.
Abergele and Pensarn National Rail
Welsh: Abergele a Phen-sarn
Abergele and Pensarn Station.jpg
Location
Place Abergele
Local authority Conwy
Grid reference SH946787
Operations
Station code AGL
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 59,504
2005/06 Decrease 58,243
2006/07 Increase 62,799
2007/08 Increase 64,015
2008/09 Increase 70,296
2009/10 Increase 71,110
2010/11 Increase 76,650
2011/12 Increase 84,488
2012/13 Decrease 81,476
2013/14 Decrease 81,152
History
Original company Chester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
1 May 1848 Opened as Abergele
?[1] Renamed
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Abergele and Pensarn from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Abergele and Pensarn railway station on the North Wales Coast Line serves the North Wales town of Abergele. It is located in the coastal suburb of Pensarn.

History[edit]

Opened as Abergele by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848,[1] it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

The station in 1962

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways although Intercity Sector trains passed through on their way from London Euston and the Midlands to Holyhead.

The Privatisation of British Railways led to services being provided by Arriva Trains Wales.

The station had been the location of a Camping coach. It was originally served by loops off the main line in both directions, but the eastbound one was removed in the late 1980s and the main line realigned to pass through the platform. However, the westbound one is still in use.

Abergele train disaster[edit]

On 20 August 1868,[citation needed] the Irish Mail collided with some goods wagons which had been left on the running line at Abergele and Pensarn station. The accident was, at the time, the worst railway disaster in Britain.

Services[edit]

The station is served by an hourly service in each direction (weekday daytimes) on the Manchester to Llandudno route operated by Arriva Trains Wales and calling at Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Warrington Bank Quay, Runcorn East railway station, Frodsham, Helsby, Chester, Shotton, Flint, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Junction, Deganwy and Llandudno.

On Sundays, the service is provided by Holyhead to Crewe trains, which call hourly each way from late afternoon (only certain trains call during the morning & early afternoon, resulting in sizeable gaps in the timetable).

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Rhyl   Arriva Trains Wales
North Wales Coast Line
  Colwyn Bay

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 12.

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Coordinates: 53°17′42″N 3°34′59″W / 53.295°N 3.583°W / 53.295; -3.583