Criccieth railway station

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Criccieth National Rail
Welsh: Cricieth
Criccieth railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
Place Criccieth
Local authority Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′05″N 4°14′17″W / 52.918°N 4.238°W / 52.918; -4.238Coordinates: 52°55′05″N 4°14′17″W / 52.918°N 4.238°W / 52.918; -4.238
Grid reference SH496380
Operations
Station code CCC
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 24,580
2012/13 Decrease 23,328
2013/14 Decrease 18,064
2014/15 Decrease 15,580
2015/16 Increase 28,692
History
Original company Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Criccieth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Criccieth railway station serves the seaside town of Criccieth on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1867.[1]

Until the line between Bangor and Afonwen was closed during the 1960s there was a through service in the summer to and from London Euston via Crewe, Chester, Llandudno Junction and Caernarvon; the Pwllheli portion was detached at Afonwen and the forward coaches proceeded to Portmadoc (the spellings are those used at the time). There was also a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.

Formerly a two-platform station with a passing loop, this was taken out of use when the signal box closed on 16 October 1977, though the redundant track remained in place for several years. The station is now a single platform, unstaffed halt.[2][3] The main station building is in private use.

Location[edit]

This station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Pwllheli, Porthmadog, Harlech, Barmouth, Tywyn, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Trains call every two hours each way (on request) on weekdays, with 3 trains each way on summer Sundays and just a single one each way in the winter months.[4]

Looking west from Criccieth station

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. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Bangor to Portmadoc: Including Three Llanberis Lines (Country Railway Routes). Midhurst: Middleton Press. ISBN 978 1 906008 72 7. 
  • Shannon, Paul; Hillmer, John (1999). North Wales (British Railways Past & Present) Part 2. Kettering: Past & Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85895-163-1. No 36. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Wales Chronicle - Saturday 19 October 1867
  2. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2010, Photos 81-3 & Map XXII.
  3. ^ Shannon & Hillmer 1999, pp. 28-29.
  4. ^ Table 76 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Arriva Trains Wales
Historical railways
Black Rock Halt
Line open; station closed
  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Cambrian Railways
  Afon Wen
Line open; station closed