Connah's Quay railway station

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Connah's Quay
Location
Place Connah's Quay
Area Flintshire
Coordinates 53°13′17″N 3°03′40″W / 53.2214°N 3.0610°W / 53.2214; -3.0610Coordinates: 53°13′17″N 3°03′40″W / 53.2214°N 3.0610°W / 53.2214; -3.0610
Grid reference SJ291699
Operations
Original company Chester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
History
1 September 1870 Opened[1]
14 February 1966 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Connah's Quay railway station was a railway station located to the north of Connah's Quay, Flintshire, Wales on the south bank of the canalised section of the River Dee.

History[edit]

Opened on 1 September 1870 as part of the Chester and Holyhead Railway (now the North Wales Coast Line),[1] the station had two platforms linked by a footbridge. The down platform contained the two storey station building where the ticket office and waiting rooms were located. The opposite platform had only a basic waiting shelter. From its opening day to 1904 it formed a terminus of the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway.[2]

One incident of note in the station's history occurred just before it closed down. On 29 August 1965 a diesel unit train caught fire, injuring nine passengers and the three crew members.[3] Goods services were halted on 1 November 1952 and the station was closed fully on 14 February 1966.[4]

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Preceding station National Rail Historical railways Following station
Flint
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast Line
  Shotton
Line and station open