Caersws railway station

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Caersws National Rail
Welsh: Caersŵs
Caersws railway station MMB 02.jpg
Location
Place Caersws
Local authority Powys
Coordinates 52°30′58″N 3°25′59″W / 52.516°N 3.433°W / 52.516; -3.433Coordinates: 52°30′58″N 3°25′59″W / 52.516°N 3.433°W / 52.516; -3.433
Grid reference SO028918
Operations
Station code CWS
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05 24,901
2005/06 Increase 28,257
2006/07 Increase 29,988
2007/08 Increase 34,159
2008/09 Increase 36,572
2009/10 Decrease 36,090
2010/11 Increase 42,272
2011/12 Increase 44,890
2012/13 Increase 46,486
2013/14 Decrease 45,900
History
Key dates Opened 3 January 1863[1] (3 January 1863[1])
Original company Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Caersws from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Caersws railway station is a railway station on the Cambrian Line in mid-Wales, serving the village of Caersws. It is notable that there is a distance of 22 miles between this station and Machynlleth, the longest distance between stations in Wales.

History[edit]

The notable Welsh romantic poet John Ceiriog Hughes was employed as a station master and Manager of the Van Railway at Caersws railway station from 1868 until his death in 1887.[2]

From 1871 to 1940 the Van Railway terminated at Caersws. The station was built by the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway of the Cambrian Railways in the 1890s. Originally there was a passing loop, a goods shed, a water tower and a ticket office and a signal box - the latter remained in use until March 2011 as a gate box to supervise the station level crossing.

In February 2013, Caersws station won the "Wales’ Best Unstaffed Train Station" award, supported by Keep Wales Tidy.[3]

Services[edit]

There is a two-hourly service each day, including Sundays. [4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 51.
  2. ^ C P Gasquoine (1973). The Story of the Cambrian. Christopher Davies Ltd. 
  3. ^ http://www.keepwalestidy.org/10408
  4. ^ http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CambrianLine/

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 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 

External links[edit]

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