Acrefair railway station

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Acrefair
Acrefair station site geograph-3226261-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1992)
Location
Place Acrefair
Area Wrexham
Coordinates 52°58′46″N 3°04′27″W / 52.9795°N 3.0741°W / 52.9795; -3.0741Coordinates: 52°58′46″N 3°04′27″W / 52.9795°N 3.0741°W / 52.9795; -3.0741
Grid reference SJ27984300
Operations
Original company Vale of Llangollen Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
2 June 1862[1] Opened
2 November 1964 Closed to goods
18 January 1965[1] Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Acrefair railway station (Pron: Ak-re-vire) was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line in north-east Wales. It closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe.

History[edit]

Although built by the Vale of Llangollen Railway, its services were operated by the Great Western Railway from the outset. The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, and was closed by the British Transport Commission.

The station was built at a high-level above King Street, close to its junction with Llangollen Road. The line was double track between Ruabon and Llangollen and there was a signal box at Acrefair. The Ruabon Brook Tramway, a goods line from the local coalfields and clay works to Froncysyllte, passed immediately below the station, crossing King Street at street level via a gated crossing.

According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G & P and there was a 3-ton crane.[2]

The site today[edit]

The course of the line here is now an access road though a small industrial estate.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ruabon   Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
  Trevor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 13.
  2. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

Sources[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 

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