Llandudno railway station

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Llandudno National Rail
Llandudno
A train awaits departure from platform 1
Location
Place Llandudno
Local authority Conwy
Grid reference SH783819
Operations
Station code LLD
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.235 million
2005/06 Increase 0.237 million
2006/07 Increase 0.239 million
2007/08 Increase 0.266 million
2008/09 Increase 0.267 million
2009/10 Increase 0.287 million
2010/11 Increase 0.309 million
2011/12 Increase 329,594
2012/13 Decrease 324,926
History
Key dates Opened October 1858 (October 1858)
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* 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.
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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.

History[edit]

The first station and the branch line was constructed by the St. George's Harbour and Railway Company and opened on 1 October 1858.[citation needed] 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[citation needed] and the station still has the Victorian carriage road between the two principal platforms. Platforms 4 & 5 have been disused since 1978[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] Half of the station frontage (including the former waiting and refreshment rooms) has been disused for years and was demolished in May 2009.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

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.[citation needed] There are also a new entrance and improvements to the platforms.

Services[edit]

  • 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.
Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Deganwy   Arriva Trains Wales
Conwy Valley Line
  Terminus
Arriva Trains Wales
North Wales Coast Line

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail timetable May - December 2010, table 81

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°19′16″N 3°49′37″W / 53.321°N 3.827°W / 53.321; -3.827