Arthog railway station

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Arthog
Arthog Afon Mawddach valley geograph-3237427-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
View up Afon Mawddach valley towards site of Arthog station in 1999
Location
PlaceArthog
AreaGwynedd
Coordinates52°42′48″N 4°00′53″W / 52.71343°N 4.01481°W / 52.71343; -4.01481Coordinates: 52°42′48″N 4°00′53″W / 52.71343°N 4.01481°W / 52.71343; -4.01481
Operations
Original companyAberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways (GWR)
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms1
History
28 Mar 1870Opened [1]
18 Jan 1965Closed to passengers [1]
4 May 1964Closed to goods [2]
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

Arthog railway station in Gwynedd, Wales, was a station on the Dolgelly [sic] branch of the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway (part of the Ruabon to Barmouth Line). It closed to passengers on 18 January 1965.[1]

History[edit]

The station was built by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, which became part of the Cambrian Railways before becoming part of the Great Western Railway. The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, and was closed by the British Railways Board. 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 no crane.[3]

The site today[edit]

The former trackbed is now the Llwybr Mawddach (or "Mawddach Trail"), but there are no remains of the station except for the access road running from the A493 to the station site.

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Penmaenpool   Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
  Barmouth Junction
now Morfa Mawddach

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt (1995), page 19
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R., (1978) Clinker’s Register of Closed Stations, Avon Anglia ISBN 0-905466-19-5
  3. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

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