Black Rock Halt railway station

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Black Rock Halt
Location
Place Between Criccieth & Porthmadog
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′01″N 4°12′13″W / 52.91688°N 4.20366°W / 52.91688; -4.20366Coordinates: 52°55′01″N 4°12′13″W / 52.91688°N 4.20366°W / 52.91688; -4.20366
Grid reference SH 519 378
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 1[1]
History
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13 August 1976 services withdrawn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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Trains on the Cambrian Line pass the site of the former station, which is just about discernible on modern aerial photography.[2] The site of the halt can be seen from the Wales Coast Path.

References[edit]

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 (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. 


Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Porthmadog
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Cambrian Line
  Criccieth
Line and station open