Caergwrle railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Central Railway|
|June 1872||Opened as Bridge End|
|November 1898||Renamed Caergwrle Castle|
|October 1905[clarification needed]||Renamed Caergwrle Castle and Wells|
|6 May 1974||Renamed|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Caergwrle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station was opened as Bridge End in June 1872. From 1885, the station had a signal box towards the southern end of the Wrexham-bound platform, which was named Caergwrle Castle Station signal box from 1898 until 1972, On 1 January 1899, the station itself was renamed to Caergwrle Castle, with the & Wells suffix being included from 1 October 1908.[clarification needed] By 1912, the station had a lengthy siding, extending to the north-west, to the Lascelles and Sharman brewery.
The basic off-peak service consists of one train per hour to Bidston (for connections to Birkenhead Park and Liverpool Lime Street via the Wirral Line), and one to Wrexham Central. In the evenings and on bank holidays, this drops to one every second hour. There are six trains in each direction on Sundays.
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 150 at the station
- Butt 1995, p. 43.
- Butt 1995, p. 51.
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, map X
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 24
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 23
- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 101
- 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.
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Wrexham to New Brighton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174475. OCLC 859543196.
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