Dolgellau railway station
|Original company||Bala and Dolgelly Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
|4 August 1868||Opened as Dolgelly|
|12 Sept.1960||renamed Dolgellau|
|4 May 1964||Closed to goods|
|18 January 1965||Closed to passengers|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain|
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Dolgellau railway station (Welsh pronunciation: [dɔlˈɡɛɬaɨ]) in Gwynedd, North Wales, was a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line, originally the terminus of a Cambrian Railways branch from Barmouth Junction, then linked by the Great Western Railway to Bala and Ruabon. The station spent most of its life with the spelling "Dolgelley" (often pronounced, especially in English, as [dɔlˈɡɛɬi]); this was altered to "Dolgellau" on 12 September 1960 (see here for more information). It was opened on 4 August 1868, and closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 as a result of the Beeching Axe.
It had two platforms and a passing loop, an extensive goods yard and turntable. According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G, P, F, L, H & C and there was a 6-ton crane.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Dolserau Halt||Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
- 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Ruabon to Barmouth. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 92-97. ISBN 9781906008840. OCLC 651922152.
- Photos of Dolgellau Station from Dolgellau.net
- Dolgellau Railway Station Records on Archives Wales
- Dolgellau station on navigable 1946 O. S. map
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