Hawarden railway station

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Hawarden National Rail
Welsh: Penarlâg
Hawarden railway station, Flintshire (geograph 6141598).jpg
Location
PlaceHawarden
Local authorityFlintshire
Coordinates53°11′06″N 3°01′55″W / 53.185°N 3.032°W / 53.185; -3.032Coordinates: 53°11′06″N 3°01′55″W / 53.185°N 3.032°W / 53.185; -3.032
Grid referenceSJ311658
Operations
Station codeHWD
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 39,932
2014/15Decrease 36,422
2015/16Decrease 35,124
2016/17Decrease 30,170
2017/18Increase 32,642
History
31 March 1890Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Hawarden from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Hawarden railway station (Welsh: Penarlâg) serves the village of Hawarden in Flintshire, Wales. It is situated on the Borderlands Line 10½ miles (17 km) north of Wrexham Central and all passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales. The station is unstaffed.

History[edit]

The station is located on the "Hawarden Loop" section of the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway and was opened with the line in 1890. It is close to the summit of a steep bank from Shotton, with a ruling gradient of 1 in 53.[1] The station had a goods yard, which closed on 4 May 1964.[2][3] From 1890 until 2 November 1979, situated at the southern end of the Wrexham-bound platform, a 20-lever signal box was in use.[2][3]

Facilities[edit]

As noted, the station is unmanned and has no ticket machine, so tickets must be purchased on the train or prior to travel. The former station building is still extant though heavily modified (now used as a private dwelling) and the station also retains its lattice footbridge (plus basic waiting shelters on both platforms). Train running information is offered via CIS screens and timetable posters. Step-free access is only possible to the southbound platform (as the footbridge isn't accessible).[4]

Services[edit]

Services operate every hour each way (Monday to Saturday daytime) between Wrexham Central and Bidston. On weekday evenings & bank holidays, the frequency drops to two-hourly and on Sundays there are departures every 90 minutes each way.[5]

Passengers can change at Bidston for Liverpool, Shotton for North Wales, Chester, and Manchester Piccadilly and at Wrexham General for Shrewsbury, Birmingham New Street, Hereford and South Wales.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Buckley   Transport for Wales
Borderlands Line
  Shotton

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Borderlands Line - Harwarden & Buckley www.penmorfa.com; Retrieved 2013-08-05
  2. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XIX
  3. ^ a b Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 48
  4. ^ Hawarden station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  5. ^ 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]

Media related to Hawarden railway station at Wikimedia Commons