Rhyl railway station

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Rhyl National Rail
Rhyl
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 175 at platform 1
Location
Place Rhyl
Local authority Denbighshire
Coordinates 53°19′05″N 3°29′20″W / 53.318°N 3.489°W / 53.318; -3.489Coordinates: 53°19′05″N 3°29′20″W / 53.318°N 3.489°W / 53.318; -3.489
Grid reference SJ009811
Operations
Station code RHL
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 0.484 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.473 million
2006/07 Increase 0.529 million
2007/08 Increase 0.541 million
2008/09 Increase 0.578 million
2009/10 Increase 0.583 million
2010/11 Increase 0.609 million
2011/12 Increase 0.633 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.612 million
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Rhyl from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Rhyl railway station is on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line and serves the major holiday resort of Rhyl, Wales.

History[edit]

The station was the junction for a branch line to Denbigh (the Vale of Clwyd Railway), but this was closed to passengers in September 1955.[1]

Although only two platforms remain in use today, the layout was more substantial until the late 1980s. There was an additional through platform on the southern side and an east-facing bay platform (still intact although now disused) on the northern side, plus a pair of through lines and several carriage sidings. It also has two LNWR-built brick and timber signal boxes,[2] although only the former No.1 box is now operational (the disused No.2 box at the western end remains intact, as it is a listed building).

Facilities[edit]

Ticket barriers are in operation at the station.

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturday:

On Sundays, there is an hourly service each way - westbound to Holyhead and eastbound to Crewe, plus two through trains to London.

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Prestatyn   Arriva Trains Wales
North Wales Coast Line
  Abergele & Pensarn
Flint   Arriva Trains Wales
North-South "Premier" service
  Colwyn Bay
Prestatyn   Virgin Trains
WCML North Wales branch
  Colwyn Bay
Disused railways
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Vale of Clwyd Railway
  Rhuddlan