Tywyn railway station

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Tywyn National Rail
Tywyn
Tywyn railway station, looking south
Location
Place Tywyn
Local authority Gwynedd
Grid reference SH582006
Operations
Station code TYW
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 0.105 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.103 million
2006/07 Decrease 0.100 million
2007/08 Increase 0.132 million
2008/09 Decrease 0.101 million
2009/10 Increase 0.103 million
2010/11 Increase 0.110 million
2011/12 Increase 0.116 million
2012/13 Decrease 0.109 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tywyn from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tywyn railway station serves the town of Tywyn in Gwynedd, Wales. The station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Barmouth, Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Aberdovey, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.

History[edit]

The line was built by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway in 1863 and became incorporated in the Cambrian Railways in 1867. The Welsh romantic poet John Ceiriog Hughes was stationmaster at Tywyn for a brief period in 1870.[1]

In 1922 Cambrian Railways became part of the Great Western Railway and in 1948 following nationalization operation of the station passed to British Railways Western Region. Until the 1960s there was a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

Unlike most stations on the Cambrian Line, Tywyn has retained two platforms and a passing loop. The station however is unstaffed, and the original station buildings remained derelict from the 1980s until the mid-2000s when they were refurbished as offices. In 2013 the building on the up side was in use as a community church.

Services[edit]

Two Class 158s pass at Tywyn station, Wales 21/08/2013

Services are exclusively operated by class 158 DMUs and the area is a test bed for the new ERTMS signalling system. On weekdays services are approximately every two hours with many running through to Birmingham International railway station.

The world famous Talyllyn Railway runs from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. These services operate from Tywyn Wharf station, which is approximately 300m southwards down the road running parallel to the Cambrian line.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Arriva Trains Wales
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Change for Tywyn Wharf on the Talyllyn Railway

Coordinates: 52°35′07″N 4°05′37″W / 52.5854°N 4.0937°W / 52.5854; -4.0937