Roman Bridge railway station

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Roman Bridge National Rail
Welsh: Pont Rufeinig
Roman Bridge
Roman Bridge station
Location
Place Lledr Valley
Local authority Conwy
Coordinates 53°02′39″N 3°55′17″W / 53.0443°N 3.9214°W / 53.0443; -3.9214Coordinates: 53°02′39″N 3°55′17″W / 53.0443°N 3.9214°W / 53.0443; -3.9214
Grid reference SH712514
Operations
Station code RMB
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 321
2004/05 Decrease 230
2005/06 Increase 310
2006/07 Decrease 307
2007/08 Increase 377
2008/09 Increase 388
2009/10 Increase 610
2010/11 Increase 636
2011/12 Increase 780
2012/13 Increase 842
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Roman Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Roman Bridge railway station (Welsh: Pont Rufeinig) is a request stop passenger station in the Lledr Valley, Wales, on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog, which is operated by Arriva Trains Wales. The station building is well maintained in private occupation and the single platform station is unstaffed.

There is no village, and the station, which is useful to walkers and takes its name from a nearby ancient bridge over the River Lledr, is on a minor road from the A470 road leading to scattered hill farms at Blaenau Dolwyddelan.

As of 2006/7, it is the second least used railway station in Wales.

The station nameboards incorrectly display the Welsh station name as PONT RUFENIG instead of RUFEINIG. Early Baedeker guide books to Great Britain state that there is no explanation for the name, though the Roman road Sarn Helen is known to have passed down the valley on its way from Canovium (in the Conwy Valley) to Tomen y Mur, at Trawsfynydd, and a crossing at this point would seem feasible.

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.

External links[edit]

The ancient "Roman Bridge" across the upper Afon Lledr
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