Barmouth Ferry railway station

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Barmouth Ferry
Barmouth swing bridge.JPG
Location
Place Fairbourne
Area Gwynedd
Grid reference SH617150
Operations
Operated by Fairbourne Railway
Platforms 1
History
Key dates Opened c. 1895
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Barmouth Ferry railway station is the northern terminus of the Fairbourne Railway. The station overlooks the Mawddach estuary and offers good views of the Barmouth Bridge. The Barmouth Ferry crosses the estuary to Barmouth. It is one of only a very few stations in Britain to be situated on a balloon loop, allowing trains to return with the engine pointing forwards without needing to uncouple and reverse the locomotive, or use a turntable.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Estuary Halt   Fairbourne Railway   Terminus

Coordinates: 52°42′53″N 4°02′56″W / 52.714794°N 4.048959°W / 52.714794; -4.048959