Gresford railway station

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Gresford (for Llay) Halt
Gresford (for Llay) station site geograph-3582102-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The station buildings in 1995
Location
Place Gresford & Llay
Area Wrexham
Coordinates 53°05′23″N 2°58′38″W / 53.0897°N 2.9772°W / 53.0897; -2.9772Coordinates: 53°05′23″N 2°58′38″W / 53.0897°N 2.9772°W / 53.0897; -2.9772
Grid reference SJ345552
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1846 Station opens
10 Sep 1962 Closed
2 May 1955 Unstaffed [1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Gresford (for Llay) Halt was a small railway station located on the Great Western Railway's Paddington to Birkenhead line a few miles north of Wrexham in Wales and halfway up the notorious Gresford bank. It was of timber construction and the platforms were only about a single carriage length long. The route is still open today as part of the Shrewsbury to Chester Line but nothing now remains on the site of the halt. The double track on the Wrexham to Chester section was singled in 1983 but work to re-double part of the route is due for completion in 2016.

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Rhosrobin Halt   Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury to Chester Line
  Rossett

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clinker, C.R., (1978) Clinker’s Register of Closed Stations, Avon Anglia ISBN 0-905466-19-5

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