Glan Conwy railway station

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Glan Conwy National Rail
Glan Conwy railway station, platform.jpg
Glan Conwy station platform
Location
PlaceGlan Conwy
Local authorityConwy
Coordinates53°16′01″N 3°47′53″W / 53.267°N 3.798°W / 53.267; -3.798Coordinates: 53°16′01″N 3°47′53″W / 53.267°N 3.798°W / 53.267; -3.798
Grid referenceSH802761
Operations
Station codeGCW
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*
2014/15Increase 4,852
2015/16Decrease 3,748
2016/17Decrease 3,566
2017/18Decrease 3,166
2018/19Increase 3,932
History
Original companyConway and Llanrwst Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
17 June 1863 (1863-06-17)Opened as Llansaintffraid
1 January 1865Renamed Glan Conway
26 October 1964Closed
4 May 1970Reopened
12 May 1980Renamed Glan Conwy
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Glan Conwy from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Glan Conwy railway station is on the east bank of the River Conwy on A470 road in the centre of the village of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Wales and is located on the Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog Conwy Valley Line. There are through services to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

History[edit]

The station was opened by the Conway and Llanrwst Railway on 17 June 1863, and was originally named Llansaintffraid; it was renamed Glan Conway on 1 January 1865.[1]

Until around 1959, the station had its own Station Master. Afterwards, it was supervised by the Tal-y-Cafn station master. The staff comprised two porters working an early and late shift between them. A siding was provided which catered for coal and agricultural traffic. For many years, a camping coach was situated in the siding and used by holidaymakers, until the 1964 closure.

The station was closed to passenger traffic on 26 October 1964,[2] during the Beeching era, but reopened on 4 May 1970.[2] On 12 May 1980 it was renamed Glan Conwy.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The station buildings are in private occupation. The station is operated as an unstaffed halt and is a request stop - all tickets must be purchased on the train or prior to travel. Entrance is by a ramp from the end of the lower and original platform, where there is a small shelter. The station is fitted with digital information screens for providing running information, along with a payphone and timetable poster boards.[3]

Services[edit]

Five southbound and six northbound trains call on request Mon-Sat (approximately every three hours), with four trains each way on Sundays.[4] As of March 2019 however, services from here were suspended due to major infrastructure damage to the track and formation caused by Storm Gareth. Several sections of embankment have been washed out by the River Conwy and needed repaired before the line reopened. A replacement bus service was in operation in the meantime.[5] Services resumed on 18 July as far as Llanrwst, with the remainder of the line reopening on 24 July. Further storm damage to the south (this time from Storm Ciara) in February 2020 has once again seen services suspended, with buses replacing trains until September 2020.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llandudno Junction   Transport for Wales
Conwy Valley Line
  Tal-y-Cafn

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 146, 103. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 103
  3. ^ Glan Conwy station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 102 National Rail timetable, December 2019
  5. ^ Flood damaged Conwy Valley line could be closed for months itv.com news article 25 March 2019; Retrieved 26 March 2019

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