Tal-y-Cafn railway station

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Tal-y-Cafn National Rail
Welsh: Tal-y-cafn
Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-Cafn station
Location
Place Tal-y-Cafn
Local authority Conwy
Grid reference SH787717
Operations
Station code TLC
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2002/03 1,979
2004/05 Decrease 1,039
2005/06 Increase 1,254
2006/07 Decrease 1,173
2007/08 Increase 1,272
2008/09 Decrease 1,240
2009/10 Decrease 1,078
2010/11 Decrease 988
2011/12 Increase 1,356
2012/13 Increase 1,666
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tal-y-Cafn from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tal-y-Cafn railway station is located at Tal-y-Cafn, Wales, on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog. This station is a request stop for northbound trains but not, according to timetables, for southbound trains (the presence of the manually operated level crossing seen in the accompanying photograph may account for this).

History[edit]

Prior to nationalisation the station was a train crossing station and was known as Tal-y-Cafn and Eglwysbach and publicised as the station for Bodnant Garden, which is in the parish of Eglwysbach and a lengthy up-hill walk.

The station was renamed from Tal-y-Cafn & Eglwysbach to Tal-y-Cafn on 6 May 1974,[1] although a name board on the disused platform still refers to Eglwysbach.

Facilities[edit]

The station buildings, mostly in private occupation are well maintained. The station is manned owing to the need for crossing gates on the bridge road.

Services[edit]

Six trains call in each direction Mon-Sat, with three departures each way on Sundays from the beginning of the summer timetable in May until early September.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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Coordinates: 53°13′41″N 3°49′05″W / 53.228°N 3.818°W / 53.228; -3.818