Gwersyllt railway station

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Gwersyllt National Rail
Gwersyllt Railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceGwersyllt
Local authorityWrexham
Grid referenceSJ319533
Operations
Station codeGWE
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 40,172
2014/15Decrease 39,938
2015/16Decrease 35,242
2016/17Decrease 32,338
2017/18Decrease 26,802
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* 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.

Gwersyllt railway station serves the area of Gwersyllt in the town of Wrexham in North Wales. It is one of five stations in the Wrexham County Borough.

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.[1] 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.[2]

Facilities[edit]

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.[3]

Services[edit]

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.[4]

On Sundays the service is run with a single unit, providing a train every 2.5 hours in each direction.

There is a connection at Bidston for onward travel for stations to Liverpool Central via the Wirral Line and at Wrexham General for stations to Shrewsbury and beyond and for Chester.

Gallery[edit]

Oswestry, Gwersyllt, Plas Power & Wrexham on the Railway Clearing House map.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2013, map VIII
  2. ^ The Borderlands Line - "The view from the train - Wrexham to Bidston" Penmorfa.com; retrieved 8 August 2017
  3. ^ Gwersyllt station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 101 National Rail timetable, May 2017

Sources[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2013). Wrexham to New Brighton. West Sussex: Middleton Press. ISBN 9781908174475. OCLC 859543196.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wrexham General   Transport for Wales
Borderlands Line
  Cefn-y-Bedd

Coordinates: 53°04′23″N 3°01′05″W / 53.073°N 3.018°W / 53.073; -3.018