52°30′58″N 3°25′59″W / 52.516°N 3.433°W Coordinates: 52°30′58″N 3°25′59″W / 52.516°N 3.433°W
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Opened 3 January 1863
Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Caersws from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Caersws railway station is a railway station on the Cambrian Line in mid- Wales, serving the village of Caersws.
History [ edit ]
The notable Welsh romantic poet
John Ceiriog Hughes was employed as a station master and Manager of the Van Railway at Caersws railway station from 1868 until his death in 1887. [2 ]
From 1871 to 1940 the
Van Railway terminated at Caersws. The station was built by the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway of the Cambrian Railways in the 1890s. Originally there was a passing loop, a goods shed, a water tower and a ticket office and a signal box - the latter remained in use until March 2011 as a gate box to supervise the station level crossing.
In February 2013, Caersws station won the "Wales’ Best Unstaffed Train Station" award, supported by
Keep Wales Tidy. [3 ]
Services [ edit ]
Trains call here once in every two hours and there is only a minimal Sunday service, but two extra Sunday trains are planned for summer evenings after 2009.
Gallery [ edit ]
Caersws station in the early 2000s
Caersws station in the mid-2000s
References [ edit ]
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.
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