Builth Road railway station
Builth Road station platform looking south, November 2005
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Mid Wales Railway (Llechryd) and Central Wales Extension Railway (Builth Road)|
|Pre-grouping||Cambrian Railways (Low Level) and London & North Western Railway (High Level)|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway (Low Level) and London, Midland & Scottish Railway (High Level)|
|1864||Llechryd station opened|
|1866||Builth Road station opened|
|1889||Llechryd station renamed Builth Road Low Level|
|1962||Low Level platforms closed|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Builth Road from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Builth Road railway station is a station primarily serving the town of Builth Wells, in mid Wales. It is situated on the Heart of Wales Line. The station is just over two miles (about 3.5 km) north of Builth Wells on the A470.
All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales. There are four trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays.
The station uses one of the high level platforms of the former interchange station with the earlier Mid Wales Railway (closed 31 December 1962) which served the town of Builth Wells directly on its route from Cardiff to the North. The original station did not originally bear the name "Builth Road".
The addition of the word "Road" to the name of the station indicates that the station is not located at Builth, but is some distance away on the road to Builth. Similarly, Gwinear Road, Beaulieu Road.
It is unusual in retaining the term "road": in recent times some such stations have been provided with park and ride facilities and renamed "Parkway", for example Bodmin Parkway. But it is not the only station on the line to retain the "Road" suffix, as the station serving Llanbister retains the name Llanbister Road.
& Builth Wells
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cilmeri||Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line