Dolgellau railway station

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Dolgellau
Frondirion, Dolgellau NLW3361387.jpg
Location
PlaceDolgellau
AreaGwynedd
Operations
Original companyBala and Dolgelly Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
4 August 1868Opened as Dolgelly
c.1896renamed Dolgelley
12 Sept.1960renamed Dolgellau
4 May 1964Closed to goods
18 January 1965Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

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.[1]

No trace remains of the station, which was demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the A470 Dolgellau bypass.

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Dolserau Halt   Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
  Penmaenpool

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Ruabon to Barmouth. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 92-97. ISBN 9781906008840. OCLC 651922152.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°44′42″N 3°53′04″W / 52.7449°N 3.8845°W / 52.7449; -3.8845