Black Rock Halt railway station
|Black Rock Halt|
|Place||Between Criccieth & Porthmadog|
|Original company||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|9 July 1923||Opened|
|13 August 1976||services withdrawn|
|27 June 1977||Officially closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Black Rock Halt was a railway station located in Gwynedd between Criccieth and Porthmadog on the former Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway. It served the popular beach at Black Rock Sands beyond the headland it is named after.
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The halt was opened on 9 September 1923 by the Great Western Railway who saw themselves as the 'holiday line' and consisted of a 100-foot-long (30 m) wooden platform. The halt could be accessed by a path from the foot of the Black Rock (Welsh: Graig Ddu)
The station closed on safety grounds in August 1976, but was not officially closed until 27 June 1977. No trace of the wooden platform now remains.
The site today
- 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 (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.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 978-0-906899-99-1. OCLC 228266687.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Bangor to Portmadoc: Including Three Llanberis Lines (Country Railway Routes). Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978 1 906008 72 7.
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