Criccieth railway station

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Criccieth National Rail
Welsh: Cricieth
Criccieth
Location
Place Criccieth
Local authority Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′05″N 4°14′17″W / 52.918°N 4.238°W / 52.918; -4.238Coordinates: 52°55′05″N 4°14′17″W / 52.918°N 4.238°W / 52.918; -4.238
Grid reference SH496380
Operations
Station code CCC
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 13,049
2005/06 Decrease 12,518
2006/07 Increase 16,546
2007/08 Increase 25,334
2008/09 Decrease 18,782
2009/10 Increase 22,460
2010/11 Decrease 22,208
2011/12 Increase 24,580
2012/13 Decrease 23,328
History
Original company Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great 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 Criccieth from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Criccieth railway station serves the seaside town of Criccieth on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1867.[1]

Until the line between Bangor and Afonwen was closed during the 1960s there was a through service in the summer to and from London Euston via Crewe, Chester, Llandudno Junction and Caernarvon; the Pwllheli portion was detached at Afonwen and the forward coaches proceeded to Portmadoc (the spellings are those used at the time). There was also a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

Formerly a two-platform station with a passing loop, this was taken out of use when the signal box closed on 16 October 1977, though the redundant track remained in place for several years. The station is now a single platform, unstaffed halt. The main station building is in private use.

Location[edit]

This railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Pwllheli, Harlech, Barmouth, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.

Looking west from Criccieth station

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. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Wales Chronicle - Saturday 19 October 1867

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Arriva Trains Wales
Historical railways
Black Rock Halt
Line open; station closed
  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Cambrian Railways
  Afon Wen
Line open; station closed