Dolgarrog railway station

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Dolgarrog National Rail
Dolgarrog
Dolgarrog station platform
Location
Place Dolgarrog
Local authority Conwy
Grid reference SH782670
Operations
Station code DLG
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03   1,494
2004/05 Decrease 992
2005/06 Increase 1,424
2006/07 Decrease 1,106
2007/08 Decrease 840
2008/09 Decrease 664
2009/10 Decrease 382
2010/11 Increase 472
2011/12 Increase 612
2012/13 Decrease 508
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dolgarrog from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dolgarrog railway station is an unstaffed halt, and a request stop, on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The station is located on the east bank of the River Conwy just across the A470 road from Plas Maenan, which was the home of Henry Jack, the Managing Director of the Aluminium Corporation from 1916 to 1927, together with its associated enterprises including the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway. Plas Maenan is now a small country house hotel and restaurant with views across the valley.

History[edit]

The station was built by the LNWR in 1916 to provide sidings and an interchange facility with a short standard gauge industrial line, built by the Aluminium Corporation to serve Dolgarrog village and the aluminium works that are about a mile from the station on the west bank of the river.

The industrial line crossed the river by a substantial girder bridge (still used as a footbridge, which is the only way to reach the station from the village of Dolgarrog). It was initially equipped with two locomotives, ten 12 ton wagons, and two passenger carriages. Morning and evening passenger services were free and operated from 1917 to 1932. Goods traffic, which was heavy during the war, continued but declined in the 1950s. The line closed in 1960 and was lifted in 1964.

Plas Maenan Hotel

Services[edit]

Five southbound and six northbound trains call on request Mon-Sat (approximately every three hours), with three trains each way on Sundays between May and early September.

References[edit]

  • Dolgarrog, an Industrial History, Eric Jones and David Gwyn, Gwynedd Archives, 1989 ISBN 0-901337-50-1

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 53°11′10″N 3°49′23″W / 53.186°N 3.823°W / 53.186; -3.823