Saltney Ferry railway station

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Saltney Ferry railway station (sometimes known as Mold Junction)[1] was located on the western edge of the village of Saltney, Flintshire (now effectively a suburb of Chester). Opened 1 June 1891 by the London and North Western Railway, it was served by what is now the North Wales Coast Line between Chester, Cheshire and Holyhead, Anglesey.[2] The station was the most eastern one on the line to be found in Wales, being just 1.5 kilometres from the English border. The single island platform was reached by steps down from the road bridge.[3]

Although technically on the North Wales Line the station was, for all practical purposes, on the Chester to Denbigh branch line as trains from the station generally only used the smaller line. The station however would have been busy with railway workers as the Mold Junction Motive power depot and employee cottages was right next to it.[4] The station closed on 30 April 1962 and nothing of it remains, although the depot is still there. In March 2011 the Chester Chronicle announced there were plans to open a new station in the area,[5] however nothing as yet has materialised.

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Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Broughton and Bretton
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Mold Railway
  Chester
Line and station open

Coordinates: 53°10′48″N 2°56′47″W / 53.1799°N 2.9464°W / 53.1799; -2.9464