Haverfordwest railway station

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Haverfordwest

Welsh: Hwlffordd
National Rail
Haverfordwest Station (geograph 5742128).jpg
Haverfordwest railway station
LocationHaverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
Wales
Coordinates51°48′11″N 4°57′36″W / 51.803°N 4.960°W / 51.803; -4.960Coordinates: 51°48′11″N 4°57′36″W / 51.803°N 4.960°W / 51.803; -4.960
Grid referenceSM960157
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeHVF
ClassificationDfT category D
History
Original companySouth Wales Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
2 January 1854 (1854-01-02)Station opened
Passengers
2014/15Increase 0.140 million
2015/16Decrease 0.136 million
2016/17Decrease 0.133 million
2017/18Steady 0.133 million
2018/19Decrease 0.124 million
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Haverfordwest railway station serves the town of Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is 63 miles (101 km) west of Swansea on the Milford Haven branch of the West Wales line

Whilst the station has two platforms (as the site of the only passing loop on this section), most trains use platform one as it is adjacent to the entrance and ticket office. The line through the station was double track until 1988 and the station had its own signal box,[1] but this closed when the branch from Clarbeston Road was singled and re-signalled in September of that year; the entire route is now worked under track circuit block regulations from the box at the latter station.

Facilities[edit]

The station is staffed during the daytime (07:00 – 13:30, Mondays to Saturdays only) and has toilet facilities, a newspaper kiosk, ticket office and a station buffet on platform one. For times when the station building is closed, an automated ticket kiosk allows passengers to buy tickets with a debit or credit card, or to collect tickets from purchases made online.[2] Train running information is provided by digital CIS displays, timetable posters and telephone. Step-free access is only possible to platform one, as the only route to platform two is via a stepped footbridge.

A bus stop outside the station allows interchanges with services to St Davids, Fishguard and Cardigan, as well as a direct service to Aberystwyth. There is also a Taxi rank directly outside the station.

Services[edit]

The usual service pattern is one train every two hours in each direction: southwards to Milford Haven; and east/northwards to Manchester Piccadilly via Swansea, Cardiff Central and Hereford.[3] InterCity 125 services stopped at Haverfordwest until the early 1990s, terminating in 1994.[4]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Clarbeston Road   Transport for Wales
West Wales line
  Johnston

Awards[edit]

Haverfordwest railway station has received a number of awards, including Anglo-Irish Best Station Awards in 1991 and 1992.[citation needed] The station was refurbished in 2002 and officially re-opened on 25 April 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haverfordwest Station Signal BoxThe Signal Box website; Retrieved 22 November 2013
  2. ^ Haverfordwest station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 April 2017
  3. ^ Table 128 National Rail timetable, December 2018
  4. ^ Intercity Magazine Network Map 1993 Retrieved 5 December 2012

External links[edit]

Media related to Haverfordwest railway station at Wikimedia Commons