Glan Conwy railway station
Glan Conwy station platform
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Conway and Llanrwst Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London Midland and Scottish Railway|
|17 June 1863||Opened as Llansaintffraid|
|1 January 1865||Renamed Glan Conway|
|26 October 1964||Closed|
|4 May 1970||Reopened|
|12 May 1980||Renamed Glan Conwy|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
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.
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 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.
Five southbound and six northbound trains call on request Mon-Sat (approximately every three hours), with four trains each way on Sundays. 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. 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||Following station|
|Llandudno Junction||Transport for Wales
Conwy Valley Line
- 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)
- Butt 1995, p. 103
- Glan Conwy station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 102 National Rail timetable, December 2019
- Flood damaged Conwy Valley line could be closed for months itv.com news article 25 March 2019; Retrieved 26 March 2019
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2010). Bala to Llandudno. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 99-100. ISBN 9781906008871. OCLC 668198724.
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