Llandudno railway station
|A train awaits departure from platform 1|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||3|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened October 1858|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llandudno from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Llandudno railway station serves the town of Llandudno, Wales, and is the terminus of a branch line from Llandudno Junction on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. The station is managed by Arriva Trains Wales, who operate all trains serving it.
The first station and the branch line was constructed by the St. George's Harbour and Railway Company and opened on 1 October 1858.The trains at first ran to and from Conwy station until the completion of Llandudno Junction station. The line was soon absorbed by the London and North Western Railway, which in turn became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923. Vaughan Street in Llandudno was also laid out in 1858 as the station approach road.
As the first station had become inadequate to cope with increasing usage, the present Llandudno station buildings and frontage together with five platforms and an extensive glass roof were erected in 1892 and the station still has the Victorian carriage road between the two principal platforms. Platforms 4 & 5 have been disused since 1978 and the tracks have now officially been declared out of use. The southernmost half of the glass roof was removed some decades ago, and the remainder was substantially cut back again in 1990. Half of the station frontage (including the former waiting and refreshment rooms) that had been disused for years was demolished in May 2009.
In recent years, plans were unveiled for the transformation of the station into a Transport Interchange, which would involve the demolition of the disused part of the frontage and the introduction of new passenger facilities. Following the provision of funding, reconstruction is now underway (2013). The work includes a 130 space car park, a glazed concourse, a bus interchange, new taxi rank, and a shop/cafe. There are also a new entrance and improvements to the platforms.
- Arriva Trains Wales provides an hourly service to Manchester Piccadilly via Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester and Warrington. The last evening service on this route runs to Crewe rather than Manchester.
- Arriva Trains Wales also operates an hourly shuttle (with some afternoon gaps) to Llandudno Junction which connects with services to Bangor & Holyhead as well as frequent services to Birmingham, London and South Wales. Arriva Trains Wales also operate one weekday direct service from Llandudno to Cardiff without any change being required at Llandudno Junction.
- Arriva Trains Wales provides four trains per day along the Conwy Valley Line serving Llanrwst, Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog.
- On summer Sundays (April to September in the current timetable) Arriva Trains Wales operate a (roughly) half-hourly shuttle service to Llandudno Junction until early evening. In addition, two trains a day run down the Conwy Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
- Virgin Trains used to run a direct service to London Euston, but this service was discontinued in 2008.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Deganwy||Arriva Trains Wales
Conwy Valley Line
|Arriva Trains Wales
North Wales Coast Line
- GB National Rail timetable May - December 2014, table 81
- Train times and station information for Llandudno railway station from National Rail
- Llandudno and North Wales Train Services 1947 and 2003
- Virgin Trains restore through London to Llandudno Service