Gaerwen railway station

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Gaerwen
Gaerwen railway station 1936.jpg
Gaerwen station in 1936, looking west. The Anglesey Central Railway is seen branching to the right.
Location
PlaceGaerwen
AreaAnglesey
Coordinates53°12′45″N 4°16′13″W / 53.2126°N 4.2702°W / 53.2126; -4.2702Coordinates: 53°12′45″N 4°16′13″W / 53.2126°N 4.2702°W / 53.2126; -4.2702
Grid referenceSH485708
Operations
Original companyChester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-groupingLNWR
Post-groupingLMS
Platforms2
History
January 1849Opened
14 February 1966Closed
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

Gaerwen railway station was situated on the North Wales Coast Line, serving as the junction for the Anglesey Central Railway line to Amlwch.

History[edit]

The Station was built by the Chester and Holyhead Railway (C&HR) and opened in January 1849. The C&HR was acquired by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 1 January 1859 and the LNWR was merged into the London Midland and Scottish Railway on 1 January 1923.

Gaerwen signal box and level crossing in 2016

The main station building was located on the north side of the line, serving eastbound trains. There was a small shelter on the Holyhead bound platform.

The station was closed to passengers by British Railways on 14 February 1966,[1] but the adjoining freight yard remained open for coal and fertiliser traffic[2] before it also closed in 1984.

There were two signal boxes close to the station, one of which remains in use.[1] It is located on the north side of the line at the east end of the old station site and adjacent to a level crossing which is now guarded by lifting barriers. The junction to the Anglesey Central Railway has been disconnected after services were discontinued on the branch line.

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Llanfairpwll   North Wales Coast Line   Bodorgan
Disused railways
Terminus   Anglesey Central Railway   Holland Arms

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 28. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
  2. ^ "Railways of North Wales 1975–1983: Gaerwen". Retrieved 2 April 2008.

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