Caergwrle railway station

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Caergwrle National Rail
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Location
Place Caergwrle
Local authority Flintshire
Grid reference SJ309572
Operations
Station code CGW
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 21,888
2012/13 Increase 24,264
2013/14 Increase 24,438
2014/15 Decrease 23,034
2015/16 Decrease 19,828
History
Original company Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
June 1872[1] Opened as Bridge End
November 1898[1] Renamed Caergwrle Castle
October 1905[2][clarification needed] Renamed Caergwrle Castle and Wells
6 May 1974[2] 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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Caergwrle railway station serves the village of Caergwrle in Flintshire, Wales. The station is 4¾ miles (7 km) north of Wrexham Central on the Borderlands Line.

History[edit]

The station was opened as Bridge End in June 1872.[1] 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,[3][4] On 1 January 1899, the station itself was renamed to Caergwrle Castle,[5] with the & Wells suffix being included from 1 October 1908.[5][clarification needed] By 1912, the station had a lengthy siding, extending to the north-west, to the Lascelles and Sharman brewery.[3]

The station was renamed from Caergwrle Castle & Wells to Caergwrle on 6 May 1974,[6] and the signal box closed on 28 November 1982.[4]

Services[edit]

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.[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 43.
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 51.
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, map X
  4. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 24
  5. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 23
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 101

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. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Wrexham to New Brighton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174475. OCLC 859543196. 

External links[edit]


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Cefn-y-Bedd   Arriva Trains Wales
Borderlands Line
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Coordinates: 53°06′28″N 3°01′59″W / 53.10778°N 3.03306°W / 53.10778; -3.03306