List of railway stations in Wales

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This is a list of railway stations in Wales, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. It includes all railway stations in Wales that form part of the British National Rail network that currently have timetabled train services. It does not include stations on heritage railways, except for those shared with the National Rail network.

The main operator is Arriva Trains Wales who run almost all services in Wales. However First Great Western operates the South Wales-London service, CrossCountry operates long distance services to Central and North East England from Cardiff Central and Newport, and Virgin Trains run from North Wales-West Midlands-London.

The main rail routes in Wales include:

The table includes, where known, the year that each station was opened. Detailed records are not always available, and some stations, particularly in the South Wales Valleys area, were operated as halts for workmen, and public services only appeared later. Additionally, some station names have appeared with several variations, often changing from English to Welsh or vice versa.[1]

The station usage 2007/08 shows that 40,118,437 rail journeys begun and/or finished in Wales that year compared with 36,466,308 the previous year, a rise of 10%.

Stations[edit]

The following table lists the name of each station in English and Welsh, along with the year it first opened, and the unitary authority area in which it is situated. The table also shows the train operators who currently serve each station and the final two columns give information on the number of passengers using each station in recent years, as collated by the Office of Rail Regulation, a Government body. The figures are based on ticket sales and are given to the nearest 100.[2]

Station
English/Welsh
Year
opened
Unitary authority area Served by Station users
2012–13[2]
Station users
2013–14[2]
Aber 1908[a] Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 209,000 220,000
Abercynon 1840[3][b] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 244,000 252,000
Aberdare
Aberdâr
1988 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 552,000 558,000
Aberdovey
Aberdyfi
1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 33,600 34,500
Abererch 1867[c] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 1,200 1,400
Abergavenny
Y Fenni
1854[d] Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
379,000 390,000
Abergele and Pensarn
Abergele a Phen-sarn
1848[4] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 81,500 81,200
Aberystwyth 1864[5] Ceredigion Arriva Trains Wales[e] 323,000 307,000
Ammanford
Rhydaman
1841[f][6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 20,400 19,900
Baglan 1996 Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 20,800 22,600
Bangor 1848[7] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
680,000 663,000
Bargoed
Bargod
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 142,900 133,000
Barmouth
Abermaw
Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 167,000 150,000
Barry
Y Barri
1889 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 527,000 559,000
Barry Docks
Dociau'r Barri
1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 191,000 204,000
Barry Island
Ynys y Barri
1896 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales[g] 592,000 621,000
Betws-y-coed 1868[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 34,400 35,400
Birchgrove
Llwynfedw
1929 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 19,200 34,000
Blaenau Ffestiniog 1883[h] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[h] 44,600 44,800
Bodorgan 1849 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 8,400 7,700
Borth Ceredigion Arriva Trains Wales 56,800 55,800
Bridgend
Pen-y-bont
1850 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
1,547,000 1,670,000
Brithdir 1871 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 11,100 13,500
Briton Ferry
Llansawel
1994[9] Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 30,800 35,400
Buckley
Bwcle
1890 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 52,400 52,100
Builth Road
Heol Llanfair-ym-Muallt
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 9,500 8,300
Bynea
Bynie
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 1,500 1,600
Cadoxton
Tregatwg
1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 273,000 278,000
Caergwrle 1872 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 21,900 24,300
Caerphilly
Caerffili
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 692,000 698,000
Caersws 1863 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 44,900 46,500
Caldicot
Cil-y-coed
1932 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
87,800 93,100
Cardiff Bay
Bae Caerdydd
1844[10]` Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 869,000 1,019,000
Cardiff Central
Caerdydd Canolog
1850 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
First Great Western
11,638,000 11,740,000
Cardiff Queen Street
Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines
1840 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 2,495,000 2,463,000
Carmarthen
Caerfyrddin
1902 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
434,000 419,000
Cathays 1983 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 773,000 807,000
Cefn-Y-Bedd 1866 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 9,400 9,400
Chepstow
Cas-gwent
1850 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
208,000 217,000
Chirk
Y Waun
1849 Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 60,400 66,000
Cilmeri Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,800 2,000
Clarbeston Road 1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 8,500 9,100
Clunderwen 1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 24,800 24,200
Cogan 1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 261,000 283,000
Colwyn Bay
Bae Colwyn
1849 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
309,000 310,000
Conwy 1848[7] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 38,100 38,400
Coryton 1911[i] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 290,000 266,000
Criccieth
Cricieth
1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 24,600 23,300
Cwmbach 1914 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 20,500 20,300
Cwmbran
Cwmbrân
1986 Torfaen Arriva Trains Wales 336,000 348,000
Cynghordy Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 1,800 1,300
Danescourt 1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 70,300 85,600
Deganwy 1868 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 13,800 11,200
Dinas Powys 1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 84,500 96,600
Dinas Rhondda Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 62,500 62,800
Dingle Road
Heol Dingle
1904 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 30,500 59,600
Dolau 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,500 1,400
Dolgarrog 1916 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 500 800
Dolwyddelan Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 5,500 4,200
Dovey Junction
Cyffordd Dyfi
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,300 1,700
Dyffryn Ardudwy Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 20,900 21,200
Eastbrook 1986 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 165,000 169,000
Ebbw Vale Parkway
Parcffordd Glyn Ebwy
2008 Blaenau Gwent Arriva Trains Wales 255,000 264,000
Ebbw Vale Town 17 May 2015 Blaenau Gwent Arriva Trains Wales n/a n/a
Energlyn and Churchill Park
Eneu'r-glyn a Pharc Churchill
2013 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales n/a n/a
Fairbourne 1897 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[j] 47,200 44,100
Fairwater
Y Tyllgoed
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 40,000 50,700
Fernhill 1988 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 24,000 24,300
Ferryside
Glanyfferi
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 20,700 20,700
Ffairfach 1852 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,600 3,100
Fishguard Harbour[k]
Porthladd Abergwaun
1906 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 35,500 29,400
Flint
Y Fflint
1848[7] Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
279,000 270,000
Garth (Bridgend)
Garth (Pen-y-bont)
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 19,200 26,300
Garth (Powys) Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,300 1,300
Gilfach Fargoed 1908 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 3,500 3,700
Glan Conwy 1863 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 3,300 4,600
Gowerton
Tre-gŵyr
Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 84,200 110,000
Grangetown 1882[11] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 170,000 180,000
Gwersyllt 1845 Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 37,400 40,200
Harlech Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 127,000 115,000
Haverfordwest
Hwlffordd
1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 144,000 146,000
Hawarden
Penarlâg
1890 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 38,200 40,000
Hawarden Bridge
Pont Penarlâg
Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 4,500 5,400
Heath High Level
Lefel Uchaf y Mynydd Bychan
1915 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 315,000 348,000
Heath Low Level
Lefel Isel y Mynydd Bychan
1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 42,200 54,100
Hengoed 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 127,000 123,000
Holyhead
Caergybi
1848[l] Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
242,000 237,000
Hope
Yr Hob
Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 27,700 29,700
Johnston 1856 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 6,800 6,500
Kidwelly
Cydweli
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 25,300 26,800
Kilgetty
Cilgeti
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 17,700 17,100
Knucklas
Cnwclas
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 4,500 4,800
Lamphey
Llandyfai
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
3,800 5,000
Lisvane and Thornhill
Llys-faen a Draenen Pen-y-graig
1986 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 170,000 176,000
Llanaber Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 2,500 4,000
Llanbedr Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 11,500 10,000
Llanbister Road Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,600 1,400
Llanbradach 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 128,000 137,000
Llandaf [s] 1840[3] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 418,000 441,000
Llandanwg 1929 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 5,600 5,500
Llandecwyn Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 1,400 1,000
Llandeilo 1857[6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 16,400 15,800
Llandovery
Llanymddyfri
1858[12] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 17,600 17,000
Llandrindod 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 42,800 43,000
Llandudno 1858 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
325,000 315,000
Llandudno Junction
Cyffordd Llandudno
1858[m] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
356,000 345,000
Llandybie
Llandybïe
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 7,500 8,200
Llanelli 1842[13] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
402,000 393,000
Llanfairfechan Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 13,600 12,900
Llanfairpwll [n] 1848 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 17,800 18,000
Llangadog 1858 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 5,600 6,100
Llangammarch
Llangamarch
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 2,700 3,100
Llangennech 1841 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 2,900
Llangynllo 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,000 800
Llanharan 2007[14] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 140,000 163,000
Llanishen
Llanisien
1871 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 204,000 221,000
Llanrwst 1989[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 17,600 19,900
Llansamlet 1885 Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 34,000 33,200
Llantwit Major
Llanilltud Fawr
2005 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 294,000 304,000
Llanwrda 1858 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,200 2,100
Llanwrtyd 1867 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 8,900 9,000
Llwyngwril 1863 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 39,700 38,700
Llwynypia 1863[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 55,700 58,200
Machynlleth 1863 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 132,000 130,000
Maesteg 1864 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 171,000 219,000
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Maesteg Heol Ewenni
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 2,700 4,000
Manorbier
Maenorbŷr
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 7,600 7,800
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tudful
1853[3][o] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 481,000 547,000
Merthyr Vale
Ynysowen
1883[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 46,900 61,600
Milford Haven
Aberdaugleddau
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 56,500 62,200
Minffordd 1872 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[p] 12,100 14,300
Morfa Mawddach 1865 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 9,600 10,900
Mountain Ash
Aberpennar
1846[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 96,700 92,000
Narberth
Arberth
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 19,600 19,600
Neath
Castell-nedd
Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
806,000 820,000
Newbridge
Trecelyn
2008 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 134,000 134,000
Newport
Casnewydd
1850 Newport Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
First Great Western
2,250,000 2,291,000
Newtown (Powys)
Y Drenewydd
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 119,000 126,000
Ninian Park
Parc Ninian
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 83,000 99,900
North Llanrwst
Gogledd Llanrwst
1863[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 2,200
Pantyffynnon 1835[6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 4,400 4,800
Pembrey and Burry Port
Pen-bre a Phorth Tywyn
1852 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
133,000 131,000
Pembroke
Penfro
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 29,900 28,900
Pembroke Dock
Doc Penfro
1864 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 47,700 45,200
Penally
Penalun
1972 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 5,100 4,500
Penarth 1878[11] Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 612,000 600,000
Pencoed 1850 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 225,000 297,000
Pengam Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 448,000 461,000
Penhelig 1933 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 10,100 9,200
Penmaenmawr Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 12,800 13,800
Penrhiwceiber 1883[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 51,400 49,400
Penrhyndeudraeth 1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 60,900 49,200
Pensarn (Gwynedd) Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 2,400
Pentre-bach 1886[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 21,800 28,300
Pen-y-bont
Pen-y-bont (Powys)
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,400 1,500
Penychain Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 3,100 3,300
Penyffordd
Pen-y-ffordd
1877 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 21,200 22,200
Pontarddulais 1840 Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 4,400 4,700
Pontlottyn
Pontlotyn
1859 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 20,300 20,900
Pontyclun
Pont-y-clun
1850 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 256,000 281,000
Pont-y-Pant Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 1,700 1,400
Pontypool and New Inn
Pont-y-pŵl a New Inn
1852 Torfaen Arriva Trains Wales 54,900 58,100
Pontypridd 1840[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 876,000 861,000
Port Talbot Parkway
Parcffordd Port Talbot
1850 Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
514,000 510,000
Porth
Y Porth
1876[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 303,000 307,000
Porthmadog Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[q] 80,900 76,400
Prestatyn 1848[7] Denbighshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
362,000 362,000
Pwllheli 1869 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 62,900 44,500
Pyle
Y Pîl
1850[16] Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 104,000 156,000
Quakers Yard
Mynwent-y-Crynwyr
1841[1] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 71,700 82,900
Radyr 1863[3] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 462,000 469,000
Rhiwbina 1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 30,300 46,300
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws
2005[17] Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 184,000 185,000
Rhosneigr 1907 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 15,800 16,500
Rhyl
Y Rhyl
1848[7] Denbighshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
633,000 612,000
Rhymney
Rhymni
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 186,000 198,000
Risca and Pontymister
Rhisga a Phont-y-meistr
2008 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 100,000 109,000
Rogerstone
Tŷ-du
2008 Newport Arriva Trains Wales 101,000 115,000
Roman Bridge
Pont Rufeinig
Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 800 800
Ruabon
Rhiwabon
1846[18] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 77,000 82,100
Sarn 1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 50,700 78,200
Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
7,700 7,800
Severn Tunnel Junction
Cyffordd Twnnel Hafren
1886 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
First Great Western
206,000 215,000
Shotton Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 246,000 247,000
Skewen
Sgiwen
1882[16] Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 34,800 36,700
Sugar Loaf 1868 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 140 240
Swansea
Abertawe
1850[1] Swansea Arriva Trains Wales
First Great Western
2,162,000 2,116,000
Taffs Well
Ffynnon Taf
1863[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 314,000 324,000
Talsarnau Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 12,100 9,900
Talybont
Tal-y-bont
Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 20,000 20,400
Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-cafn
Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 1,700 2,400
Tenby
Dinbych-y-pysgod
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 109,000 112,000
Tir-Phil 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 22,900 23,600
Tondu 1864 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 41,200 56,900
Tonfanau Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 2,200 2,200
Ton Pentre
Tonpentre
1861 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 46,500 46,800
Tonypandy 1908[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 88,800 79,300
Treforest
Trefforest
1845[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 834,000 825,000
Treforest Estate
Ystad Trefforest
1942[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 108,000 114,000
Trehafod 1841[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 31,900 31,100
Treherbert 1901[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 530,000 542,000
Treorchy
Treorci
1884[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 76,900 74,400
Troed-y-rhiw 1841[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 34,700 44,500
Ty Croes 1848 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 3,700 4,100
Ty Glas
Tŷ Glas
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 117,000 131,000
Tygwyn Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 1,400 1,900
Tywyn 1863 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[r] 116,000 109,000
Valley
Y Fali
1849 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 17,700 18,000
Waun-gron Park
Parc Waun-gron
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 51,200 55,500
Welshpool
Y Trallwng
1862 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 105,000 114,000
Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Eglwys Newydd
1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 8,100 11,400
Whitland
Hendy-gwyn ar Daf
1854 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 55,900 54,300
Wildmill
Melin Wyllt
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 12,800 17,800
Wrexham Central
Wrecsam Canolog
1887[19] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 41,700 53,100
Wrexham General
Wrecsam Cyffredinol
1846[18] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales
Wrexham and Shropshire
Virgin Trains
622,000 615,000
Ynyswen 1986[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 9,800 9,700
Ystrad Mynach 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 305,000 312,000
Ystrad Rhondda 1986[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 65,800 52,100

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

a Aber opened in 1908 as Beddau Halt. It was renamed in 1926 as Aber Junction Halt, then in 1968 renamed as Aber Halt. It gained its current name in 1969, after a station in Gwynedd named Aber had been closed in 1960.
b Abercynon opened in 1840 as Navigation House. It was renamed in 1846 as Aberdare Junction, then in 1896 was renamed as Abercynon. It was renamed Abercynon South in 1988, upon the opening of Abercynon North. It reverted to Abercynon in 2008 upon the closure of Abercynon North.
c Abererch was renamed in 1956 as Abererch Halt. The name was changed back in 1968. The station closed in 1994, although it has since reopened.
d Abergavenny was renamed in 1950 as Abergavenny Monmouth Road. The name was changed back in 1968.
e Aberystwyth is also served by the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[20]
f Ammanford opened in 1841 as Duffryn. It was renamed in 1889 as Tirydail, and gained its current name in 1960.
g Barry Island is also served by the Barry Island Railway, a standard-gauge heritage railway, also known as the Vale of Glamorgan Railway.[21]
h The present station at Blaenau Ffestiniog was opened in 1982, on the site of the 1882 Great Western Railway station from where trains ran to Bala. This line closed in 1961. The London & North Western Railway line from Llandudno originally terminated to the North of the present location, having reached the town in 1879. The present station is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[22]
i Coryton was relocated in 1931.
j Fairbourne is also served by the nearby Fairbourne Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[23]
k Fishguard Harbour is unusual in that it is not owned by Network Rail, but is privately owned by the ferry operator Stena Line, who operate between Fishguard and Rosslare Europort.[24]
l The first station at Holyhead was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway in 1848 but this was replaced by the second in 1851. The present station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1880.
m Llandudno Junction was opened in 1858 on a site slightly to the West of its present location. The station moved to the present site in 1897 in order to allow room for expansion.[25]
n Although Llanfairpwll is famous for having the longest station name in Britain, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, this is only used unofficially. The longest officially used station name on Britain's railway network is in fact Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, in South Wales.
o In 1853 a station called Merthyr High Street was first opened on the present day site of Merthyr Tydfil. It was rebuilt on part of the original site in 1974 and again in 1996.[26][3]
p Minffordd is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[22]
q Porthmadog is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, and the Welsh Highland Railway, both narrow-gauge heritage railways.[22][27]
r Tywyn is also served by the Talyllyn Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[28]
s Although the English spelling for the area served is Llandaff, the station uses the Welsh spelling Llandaf

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