Caergwrle railway station

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Caergwrle National Rail
Along platform 2, Caergwrle railway station (geograph 4032054).jpg
Location
PlaceCaergwrle
Local authorityFlintshire
Coordinates53°06′28″N 3°01′59″W / 53.10778°N 3.03306°W / 53.10778; -3.03306Coordinates: 53°06′28″N 3°01′59″W / 53.10778°N 3.03306°W / 53.10778; -3.03306
Grid referenceSJ309572
Operations
Station codeCGW
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 23,034
2015/16Decrease 19,828
2016/17Decrease 18,086
2017/18Decrease 17,800
2018/19Increase 19,140
History
Original companyWrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Pre-groupingGreat 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
National RailUK railway stations
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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.

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 was closed on 28 November 1982.[4][7]

Facilities[edit]

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.[8] 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.[9]

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 is a train every 90 minutes in each direction on Sundays.[10]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cefn-y-Bedd   Transport for Wales
Borderlands Line
  Hope

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. ^ Caergwle Signal Box The Signal Box photo gallery; Retrieved 8 August 2017
  8. ^ The Borderlands Line - Caergwerle and Hope Penmorfa.com; Retrieved 8 August 2017
  9. ^ Caergwle station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  10. ^ GB eNRT May 2017 Edition, Table 101

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External links[edit]

Media related to Caergwrle railway station at Wikimedia Commons