Fairbourne railway station

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Fairbourne National Rail
Fairbourne railway station, Gwynedd (geograph 4662692).jpg
Location
PlaceFairbourne
Local authorityGwynedd
Coordinates52°41′46″N 4°02′56″W / 52.696°N 4.049°W / 52.696; -4.049Coordinates: 52°41′46″N 4°02′56″W / 52.696°N 4.049°W / 52.696; -4.049
Grid referenceSH616128
Operations
Station codeFRB
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*
2013/14Decrease 38,164
2014/15Increase 44,138
2015/16Increase 44,516
2016/17Decrease 42,146
2017/18Decrease 40,512
History
Original companyAberystwith and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
3 July 1865 (1865-07-03)Opened as Barmouth Ferry
3 June 1867Closed
6 June 1899Reopened as Fairbourne
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 Fairbourne from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Fairbourne railway station serves the village of Fairbourne in Gwynedd, Wales. It is an unstaffed station on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Barmouth, Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Tywyn, Aberdovey, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.

The 12¼ inch gauge Fairbourne Railway has a separate station nearby from which narrow gauge trains run the 2 miles from Fairbourne to Barmouth Ferry (Penrhyn Point).

History[edit]

The station first opened on 3 July 1865 and closed on 3 June 1867, during which time it was named Barmouth Ferry. It reopened as Fairbourne on 6 June 1899.[1]

Services[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llwyngwril   Transport for Wales
Cambrian Coast Line
  Morfa Mawddach
Heritage Railways  Heritage railways
Change for Fairbourne station on the Fairbourne Railway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 27, 93. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.

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