Gwersyllt railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Gwersyllt from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is 3.5 km (2¼ miles) north of Wrexham Central on the Borderlands Line and was opened in 1866. The station used to have a signal box at the northern end of the Bidston-bound platform. A short distance to the south a goods-only branch line (part of the North Wales Mineral Railway network, to Brymbo) crossed the route and the abutments of the bridge it utilised still survive (along with a dip in the track formation). One of the line's main engineering features, the five arch stone viaduct over the River Cegidog is situated on this stretch of the line, but to the north of the station.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket provision (these must be bought on the train or prior to travel). Amenities provided here are limited to waiting shelters (there being no other permanent structures left here), CIS displays and timetable poster boards. There is a car park behind the northbound platform, which adjoins that belonging to a local supermarket. Level access can be had from there to both platforms, though the southbound one requires the use of a barrow crossing. Access is also possible to both platform from the road bridge at the south end, though this has steps on both sides.
Weekdays (daytime) the line is served by two units, providing an hourly service each way (southbound to Wrexham Central and northbound to Bidston). After 1845 (and all day on bank holidays) the service is provided by one unit, giving one train in each direction every two hours.
On Sundays the service is run with a single unit, providing a train every 2.5 hours in each direction.
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, map VIII
- The Borderlands Line - "The view from the train - Wrexham to Bidston" Penmorfa.com; retrieved 8 August 2017
- Gwersyllt station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 101 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Wrexham to New Brighton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174475. OCLC 859543196.
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