Acrefair railway station
Location of the former station (1992)
|Original company||Vale of Llangollen Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|2 June 1862||Opened|
|2 November 1964||Closed to goods|
|18 January 1965||Closed to passengers|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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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.
The site today
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
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