North Llanrwst railway station

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North Llanrwst National Rail
Welsh: Gogledd Llanrwst
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North Llanrwst station platforms - railcar leaving for Blaenau Ffestiniog
Location
Place Llanrwst
Local authority Conwy
Coordinates 53°08′38″N 3°48′11″W / 53.144°N 3.803°W / 53.144; -3.803Coordinates: 53°08′38″N 3°48′11″W / 53.144°N 3.803°W / 53.144; -3.803
Grid reference SH795622
Operations
Station code NLR
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*
2002/03 9,626
2004/05 Decrease 1,395
2005/06 Decrease 1,149
2006/07 Decrease 518
2007/08 Increase 1,022
2008/09 Increase 1,116
2009/10 Decrease 1,086
2010/11 Increase 1,236
2011/12 Increase 1,272
2012/13 Increase 1,966
2013/14 Increase 2,204
History
Original company Conway and Llanrwst Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
17 June 1863 Station opened as Llanrwst
6 April 1868 Station resited
April 1884 Renamed Llanrwst and Trefriw
6 May 1974 Renamed Llanrwst
29 July 1989 Renamed Llanrwst North
? Renamed North Llanrwst
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at North Llanrwst from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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North Llanrwst railway station (Welsh: Gogledd Llanrwst) is the only train passing station on the Conwy Valley Line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog in Wales. The station has had several previous names, including Llanrwst and Trefriw, Llanrwst and Llanrwst North. This station is also a request stop.

History[edit]

The station and its goods yard were opened on 17 June 1863 as the Llanrwst terminus of the Conway and Llanrwst Railway[1] that was taken over by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1867 and extended to Betws-y-Coed in 1869. To accommodate the southward extension, the station was resited on 6 April 1868. This station was renamed Llanrwst and Trefriw in April 1884,[1] reverting to its original name Llanrwst during the British Railways era, on 6 May 1974.[1][2] The station buildings are largely intact, though mostly disused, and there is a working signal box north of the station at which trains must stop to exchange tokens. The platforms heights are low and wooden boarding steps are provided on both platforms. The extensive station yard is now used for light industry.

The Gower footbridge and path linking North Llanrwst station with Trefriw

The village of Trefriw (noted for its spa, first used by the Romans), is still served by the station by way of the Gower suspension footbridge over the River Conwy, a rural walk of about one mile.

Llanrwst has a second railway station located more centrally in the town, and this was opened on 29 July 1989; to allow the new station to take the name Llanrwst, this station was renamed Llanrwst North on the same day;[1] it has since been amended to North Llanrwst.

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. ^ a b c d Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 146. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine (London: IPC Transport Press Ltd) 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 

External links[edit]

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