Black Rock Halt railway station

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Not to be confused with Blackrock railway station.
Black Rock Halt
Location
Place Between Criccieth & Porthmadog
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′01″N 4°12′13″W / 52.91688°N 4.20366°W / 52.91688; -4.20366Coordinates: 52°55′01″N 4°12′13″W / 52.91688°N 4.20366°W / 52.91688; -4.20366
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Platforms 1
History
1923 Opened
1976 Closed
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Black Rock Halt was a railway station located in Gwynedd between Criccieth and Porthmadog. It was the last unstaffed halt before Pwllheli on the route of the former Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, until British Rail reduced Penychain and Abererch to unstaffed status, and served the popular beach at Black Rock Sands

History[edit]

The halt was opened on 9 September 1923 by the Great Western Railway who saw themselves as the 'holiday line' and consisted of a 100-foot-long (30 m) wooden platform.

The station closed on safety grounds in August 1976, but was not removed from the working timetable until the following year when official closure took place. No trace of the wooden platform now remains.

The site today[edit]

Trains on the Cambrian Line pass the site of the former station, which is just about discernible on modern aerial photography.

Sources[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Porthmadog
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Cambrian Line
  Criccieth
Line and station open