Caergwrle railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|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|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
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 station is unstaffed and has no ticketing provision, so these must be purchased on the train or in advance of travel. There are waiting shelters on both platforms - the one on the southbound side is of brick construction and uses a design unique to this particular route. The only other amenities provided are CIS displays and timetable poster boards on each side and a bike stand on platform 1 (the former building on the northbound side was demolished after the station became unstaffed in 1969). No step-free access is available to either platform.
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 is a train every 90 minutes in each direction on Sundays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cefn-y-Bedd||Transport for Wales
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.
- Caergwle Signal Box The Signal Box photo gallery; Retrieved 8 August 2017
- The Borderlands Line - Caergwerle and Hope Penmorfa.com; Retrieved 8 August 2017
- Caergwle station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- GB eNRT May 2017 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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Media related to Caergwrle railway station at Wikimedia Commons