Cefn-y-Bedd railway station

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Cefn-y-Bedd National Rail
Cefn-y-Bedd railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Cefn-y-Bedd
Local authority Flintshire
Grid reference SJ310562
Operations
Station code CYB
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*
2012/13 Increase 9,372
2013/14 Increase 9,388
2014/15 Decrease 8,918
2015/16 Decrease 7,810
2016/17 Decrease 6,818
History
Key dates Opened 1 May 1866[1] (1 May 1866[1])
Original company Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
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 Cefn-y-Bedd from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cefn-y-bedd railway station serves the village of Cefn-y-bedd in Flintshire, Wales. The station is 4 miles (6 km) north of Wrexham General on the Borderlands Line. It was opened in 1866 by the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway, which later became part of the Great Central Railway system.

History[edit]

The station used to have a 14-lever signal box to the north of the Bidston-bound platform, and a goods yard adjacent to the western side of the station.[2][3] The signal box was in use until 1945 and the goods yard closed on 14 May 1964.[3][2] The station became unstaffed in 1969, but the main building on the northbound side has survived and is now privately owned.[4] The brick shelter on the southbound side is one of only two still standing of that particular design (the other being at nearby Caergwrle).

Facilities[edit]

The station is an unstaffed halt with basic amenities only (CIS screens, waiting shelters and timetable poster boards on each platform). Step-free access is available to both sides, though the platform ramps are steep and the only means of access to platform 2 is via a barrow crossing (which should be used with care).[5]

Services[edit]

The station sees an hourly service on weekdays (two-hourly in the evening and on bank holidays)[6] southbound to Wrexham Central and northbound to Bidston for connections to Birkenhead and Liverpool via the Wirral Lines.

Sundays there are six trains (one train approximately every 2.5 hours) each way. Services for Shrewsbury and beyond can be caught by changing at Wrexham General.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 56.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, map VIII
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 20
  4. ^ The Borderlands Line - The View from the Train Penmorfa.com; Retrieved 8 August 2017
  5. ^ Cefn-y-Bedd station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  6. ^ Table 101 National Rail timetable, May 2017

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]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Gwersyllt   Arriva Trains Wales
Borderlands Line
  Caergwrle

Coordinates: 53°05′56″N 3°01′52″W / 53.099°N 3.031°W / 53.099; -3.031