Johnstown and Hafod railway station

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Johnstown & Hafod
Location
Place Johnstown & Rhosllannerchrugog
Area Wrexham
Coordinates 53°00′26″N 3°02′05″W / 53.0072°N 3.0348°W / 53.0072; -3.0348Coordinates: 53°00′26″N 3°02′05″W / 53.0072°N 3.0348°W / 53.0072; -3.0348
Grid reference SJ305460
Operations
Original company Great Western Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
1896 Station opens
1 June 1955 unstaffed
12 Sept 1960

station closes

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Johnstown & Hafod was a minor station on the Great Western Railway's London to Birkenhead main line. Although the station is gone the railway is still open today as part of the Shrewsbury to Chester Line. The station was situated on the extreme east side of Johnstown and served both there and the adjoining settlement of Rhosllannerchrugog (pron: Ross-thlanner-kri-gog) in Wales.

Historical services[edit]

Express trains did not call at Johnstown & Hafod and the station would only have been served by West Midlands & Shrewsbury to Wrexham & Chester local trains. There were once sidings serving Hafod brickworks and Hafod colliery.

Re-opening plan[edit]

According to the Scott Wilson Report compiled for the Chester to Shrewsbury Rail Partnership, Johnstown is one of the most promising sites on the line for the re-opening of the station. (The report can be downloaded from the Chester to Shrewsbury Rail Partnership website link below).

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Wynnville Halt   Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury to Chester Line
  Wrexham General

References[edit]

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

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