Conwy railway station

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Conwy National Rail
Conwy railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Conwy
Local authority Conwy
Coordinates 53°16′48″N 3°49′52″W / 53.280°N 3.831°W / 53.280; -3.831Coordinates: 53°16′48″N 3°49′52″W / 53.280°N 3.831°W / 53.280; -3.831
Grid reference SH770784
Operations
Station code CNW
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 Increase 38,136
2012/13 Increase 38,412
2013/14 Increase 38,982
2014/15 Increase 41,560
2015/16 Increase 46,336
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
Original company Chester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1848 Opened as Conway
14 February 1966 Closed
29 June 1987 Reopened as Conwy
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Conwy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Conwy railway station serves the ancient walled town of Conwy, Wales, and is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line. There are through services to Chester via Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn and Flint in one direction and to Bangor & Holyhead in the other. After arrival at Chester, most trains go forward to either Crewe, Cardiff or Birmingham International.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848, was closed as part of the Beeching cuts on 14 February 1966 but reopened on 29 June 1987[1] as a request stop. Upon reopening, the Welsh spelling Conwy was adopted, in contrast to the Anglicised form Conway used until closure in 1966.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station platforms can only fully accommodate 2 coaches. Services operated by longer DMUs that call at this station do so under 'local door operation', whereby passengers may only board or alight through one door of the train, usually the leading door of the second coach. This avoids obvious safety risks presented by passengers alighting from doors that are not adjacent to the platform. Each platform has an open sided shelter for waiting passengers and an electronic display showing the next service to call at that platform.

Services[edit]

There is a basic two-hourly service each way Monday to Saturday, improving to hourly at certain times (morning peak and late afternoon/early evening). Trains run between Holyhead and Chester and then on southbound via Shrewsbury to either Cardiff Central or Birmingham International.[2] The Sunday service is infrequent (particularly in winter), with large gaps between trains. Services run to Holyhead and one of Crewe, Cardiff Central, Wolverhampton or Manchester Piccadilly.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 81

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