Kidwelly railway station

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Kidwelly National Rail
Welsh: Cydweli
Kidwelly
Location
Place Kidwelly
Local authority Carmarthenshire
Grid reference SN401064
Operations
Station code KWL
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   15,769
2005/06 Increase 15,881
2006/07 Decrease 15,059
2007/08 Increase 15,614
2008/09 Increase 18,466
2009/10 Increase 19,696
2010/11 Increase 21,198
2011/12 Increase 23,552
2012/13 Increase 25,270
2013/14 Increase 26,794
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kidwelly from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kidwelly railway station serves the town of Kidwelly (Welsh: Cydweli), Carmarthenshire, Wales. The station is situated on the coast just southwest of Kidwelly itself. Originally the station was the junction of the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway. Nothing remains today to show the industrial heritage of the railway here.

The station is unmanned and is a request stop, which means that passengers on the train must advise the train manager if they wish to alight at Kidwelly. Likewise if they wish to board the train they must indicate their intention to the driver as the train approaches.

At the east end of the station is a signal box with an adjacent level crossing where the road from Kidwelly to the old quay crosses the railway line. The west end of the station ends with a bridge over the river. A World War II pillbox remains intact just before the bridge.

On 20 June 1957 a RAF Hawker Hunter crashed into the station with the death of the pilot who ejected. [1]

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pembrey and Burry Port   Arriva Trains Wales
West Wales Line
  Ferryside

Coordinates: 51°44′02″N 4°19′01″W / 51.734°N 4.317°W / 51.734; -4.317