Aberdovey railway station

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Aberdovey National Rail
Welsh: Aberdyfi
Aberdovey railway station 1.jpg
Location
Place Aberdyfi
Local authority Gwynedd
Grid reference SN606960
Operations
Station code AVY
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 23,299
2005/06 Decrease 20,461
2006/07 Increase 23,365
2007/08 Increase 25,093
2008/09 Increase 26,378
2009/10 Increase 27,996
2010/11 Increase 32,190
2011/12 Increase 36,696
2012/13 Decrease 33,612
2013/14 Increase 34,450
History
14 August 1867 Station opens
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Aberdovey from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Aberdovey railway station (Welsh: Aberdyfi) serves the seaside resort of Aberdyfi in Gwynedd, Wales. The station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services every 2 hours (weekday daytimes) calling at all stations between Machynlleth and Pwllheli, including Tywyn, Barmouth, Harlech and Porthmadog. Passengers can connect at Machynlleth for trains to Aberystwyth or Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street.

Originally a two-platform station with a short branch line (only a few hundred yards long) to Aberdovey Harbour, the station is now a single-platform, unstaffed halt. Like many stations in Wales and the North of England, the station was constructed before standard platform heights were established and is very low. Aberdovey was the third UK railway station to receive a specially designed raised section - a Harrington Hump - to improve accessibility for passengers.[1][2]

The original station building is in use as a private residence. It is located next to a static caravan park which is all that lies between the station and the stretch of coastline between Aberdyfi and Tywyn. And next to the Aberdyfi golf course.

History[edit]

Opened by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, then run by the Cambrian Railways, it became part of the Great Western Railway. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways. Until the 1960s there was a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

The station had been the location of a Camping coach.

Services[edit]

Arriva Trains Wales run a 2 hourly service each way on the Cambrian Coast Line from Machynlleth - where the route connects to the main Cambrian Line - to Pwllheli through Aberdyfi.

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station hump helps train access". BBC News. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "UK Rail Station Installs Harrington Hump". Railway-Technology.com. 14 August 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 

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Coordinates: 52°32′38″N 4°03′25″W / 52.544°N 4.057°W / 52.544; -4.057