Flint railway station
|Welsh: Y Fflint|
The station building, on platform 2
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Flint from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Flint railway station (Welsh: Y Fflint) serves the town of Flint in Flintshire, North Wales. It located on the North Wales Coast Line and is managed by Arriva Trains Wales, who provide most of the passenger trains that call here. There are certain Virgin Trains (West Coast) services that serve the station.
In July 2008, Flint station was voted "Best in UK".
The station is staffed through the day, with the ticket office (inside the main building on platform 2) manned from 06:15 to 21:15 on Mondays through Saturdays and 09:45 to 15:45 Sundays. A self-service ticket machine is provided for use outside these times and for collecting advance purchase tickets. A waiting room is provided on the eastbound side (platform 1), with digital information screens, timetable posters and help points on both platforms. A stepped footbridge connects the two platforms, but step-free access to both sides is provided via a public footpath passing beneath the railway.
Mondays to Saturdays, the station is served by two main routes, both of which run hourly:
- Manchester Piccadilly to Llandudno (some run through to/from Manchester Airport)
- Birmingham International or Cardiff Central (alternate hours) to Holyhead.
There are certain Virgin Trains (West Coast) services between Holyhead/Bangor and London Euston. Also one weekday service between Birmingham New Street and Crewe-Bangor/Holyhead.
On Sundays, there is an hourly service in each direction from mid-morning - eastbound to Crewe and westbound to Holyhead, with two through trains to London and one to Cardiff.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Shotton||Arriva Trains Wales
North Wales Coast Line
|Chester||Arriva Trains Wales
North-South "Premier" service
|Chester||Virgin Trains (West Coast)
WCML North Wales branch
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 158 waits at the station
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2011). Chester to Rhyl. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 44-48. ISBN 9781906008932. OCLC 795178960.
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