Glan Conwy railway station

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Glan Conwy National Rail
Glan Conwy
Glan Conwy station platform
Location
Place Glan Conwy
Local authority Conwy
Coordinates 53°16′01″N 3°47′53″W / 53.267°N 3.798°W / 53.267; -3.798Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 3°47′53″W / 53.267°N 3.798°W / 53.267; -3.798
Grid reference SH802761
Operations
Station code GCW
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 10,747
2004/05 Decrease 4,791
2005/06 Decrease 2,175
2006/07 Increase 2,729
2007/08 Increase 2,806
2008/09 Decrease 2,342
2009/10 Increase 2,404
2010/11 Increase 2,416
2011/12 Increase 3,798
2012/13 Decrease 3,288
History
Original company Conway and Llanrwst Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
17 June 1863 (1863-06-17) Opened as Llansaintffraid
1 January 1865 Renamed Glan Conway
26 October 1964 Closed
4 May 1970 Reopened
12 May 1980 Renamed Glan Conwy
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Glan Conwy from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Glan Conwy railway station is on the east bank of the River Conwy on A470 road in the centre of the village of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Wales and is located on the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog Conwy Valley Line. There are through services to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Conway and Llanrwst Railway on 17 June 1863, and was originally named Llansaintffraid; it was renamed Glan Conway on 1 January 1865.[1]

Until around 1959, the station had its own Station Master. Afterwards, it was supervised by the Tal-y-Cafn station master. The staff comprised two porters working an early and late shift between them. A siding was provided which catered for coal and agricultural traffic. For many years, a camping coach was situated in the siding and used by holidaymakers, until the 1964 closure.

The station was closed to passenger traffic on 26 October 1964,[2] during the Beeching era, but reopened on 4 May 1970.[2] On 12 May 1980 it was renamed Glan Conwy.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station buildings are in private occupation. The station is operated as an unstaffed halt and is a request stop. Entrance is by a ramp from the end of the lower and original platform, where there is a small shelter.

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]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 146,103. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 103

External links[edit]

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