Bodorgan railway station

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Bodorgan National Rail
Bodorgan
Location
Place Bodorgan
Local authority Anglesey
Grid reference SH386701
Operations
Station code BOR
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  3,754
2005/06 Decrease 3,626
2006/07 Increase 4,939
2007/08 Decrease 4,199
2008/09 Decrease 3,966
2009/10 Increase 5,354
2010/11 Increase 7,314
2011/12 Increase 8,408
2012/13 Decrease 7,736
History
Key dates Opened October 1849 (October 1849)
Original company Chester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bodorgan from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bodorgan railway station serves the hamlet of Bodorgan and the village of Bethel on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. The stop is an unmanned halt, and serves as a request stop for Chester and Holyhead-bound local trains along the North Wales coast.

History[edit]

The station, which was originally to be called Trefdraeth, was opened in October 1849[1] and had a small signal box, a small goods yard and a water tower. The goods yard closed in December 1964 but the stationmaster's house remains.[2] There are stone-built shelters on both platforms.

At around 05:00 on 8 February 2011 an unnamed man was hit by a Holyhead-bound train near the station and died at the scene.[3]

Services[edit]

There is a two-hourly weekday service in each direction from the station. Most eastbound trains run to Wrexham General, Shrewsbury and Birmingham International, although a small number run to either Crewe or Cardiff.

The Sunday service is limited (five each way) and runs mainly to/from Crewe with one service to Wrexham and Cardiff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 38.
  2. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 31. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
  3. ^ Powell, David (8 February 2011). "Man dies after being hit by train on Anglesey". Daily Post (Conwy: Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales). Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

External links[edit]

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Arriva Trains Wales

Coordinates: 53°12′14″N 4°25′05″W / 53.204°N 4.418°W / 53.204; -4.418