Pwllheli railway station
|158825 arrives at Pwllheli|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|1909||Moved to current site|
|1977||Signal boxes and 3 of 4 platforms closed|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pwllheli from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Following land reclamation, the railway was extended west, closer to the town centre, and a new station was opened on the current site in 1909. This station had two platforms and a small loading dock, a layout which survived until rationalisation in 1977.
The Great Western Railway doubled the line between Pwllheli station and the goods yard in order to increase capacity, but the signals were removed in 1977 and the double track section now forms a long run-round loop for visiting charter trains.
- The Cambrian Coast Express ran via Machynlleth, Shrewsbury and Birmingham to London (Paddington).
- The Welshman ran via Caernarfon and Crewe to London (Euston).
On 12 September 1977, both signal boxes at the station were closed. One side of the island platform was abandoned and the track was lifted shortly after. The platform canopy, constructed by the G.W.R. survived intact until early in 1980, although the concourse remains covered today. By 1987 a supermarket was developed on the redundant land.
The station currently has one platform, a siding and a loop. Services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales and depart from Pwllheli for Machynlleth, Shrewsbury or Birmingham. Occasional charter services also terminate at the station.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Arriva Trains Wales||Terminus|
Line and station open
|Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
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