Criccieth railway station

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Criccieth National Rail
Welsh: Cricieth
An Arriva Wales train at Criccieth Station (geograph 4759973).jpg
Location
PlaceCriccieth
Local authorityGwynedd
Coordinates52°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 referenceSH496380
Operations
Station codeCCC
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 15,580
2015/16Increase 28,692
2016/17Increase 29,600
2017/18Decrease 27,486
2018/19Increase 27,532
History
Original companyAberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
1867opened
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 Criccieth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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.

Services[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]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Penychain   Transport for Wales
Pwllheli - Machynlleth/Birmingham International
  Porthmadog
  Historical railways  
Afon Wen
Line open; station closed
  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Cambrian Railways
  Black Rock Halt
Line open; station closed

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]

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