Criccieth railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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.|
The station opened in 1867.
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. The main station building is in private use.
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.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Penychain||Transport for Wales
Pwllheli - Machynlleth/Birmingham International
Line open; station closed
|Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
|Black Rock Halt|
Line open; station closed
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- 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.
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