Conwy railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Conwy National Rail
Conwy
Location
Place Conwy
Local authority Conwy
Coordinates 53°16′48″N 3°49′52″W / 53.280°N 3.831°W / 53.280; -3.831Coordinates: 53°16′48″N 3°49′52″W / 53.280°N 3.831°W / 53.280; -3.831
Grid reference SH770784
Operations
Station code CNW
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  18,539
2005/06 Increase 19,131
2006/07 Increase 23,411
2007/08 Increase 26,000
2008/09 Increase 31,526
2009/10 Decrease 27,168
2010/11 Increase 32,156
2011/12 Increase 38,136
2012/13 Increase 38,412
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
Original company Chester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1848 Opened as Conway
14 February 1966 Closed
29 June 1987 Reopened as Conwy
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Conwy from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Conwy railway station serves the ancient walled town of Conwy, Wales, and is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. There are through services to Chester via Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn and Flint in one direction and to Bangor & Holyhead in the other. After arrival at Chester, most trains go forward to either Crewe, Cardiff or Birmingham International.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848, was closed as part of the Beeching cuts on 14 February 1966 but reopened on 29 June 1987[1] as a request stop. Upon reopening, the Welsh spelling Conwy was adopted, in contrast to the Anglicised form Conway used until closure in 1966.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station platforms can only accommodate 3 coaches, this limits normal passenger services to 3 car DMUs. Each platform has an open sided shelter for waiting passengers and an electronic display showing the next service to call at that platform.

Services[edit]

There is a basic two-hourly service each way Monday to Saturday, improving to hourly at certain times (morning peak and late afternoon/early evening). The Sunday service is infrequent (particularly in winter), with large gaps between trains.

From 15 September 2012 Arriva Trains Wales will be amending their services in North Wales. As a consequence of these changes smaller stations such as Conwy will see the gaps in service frequencies vary with a less predictable pattern of services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

External links[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Arriva Trains Wales