List of railway stations in Wales

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This is a list of railway stations in Wales, one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. It includes all railway stations in Wales that form part of the British National Rail network that currently have timetabled train services. It does not include stations on heritage railways, except for those shared with the National Rail network.

The main operator is Arriva Trains Wales who run almost all services in Wales. However Great Western Railway operates the South Wales-London service, CrossCountry operates long distance services to Central and North East England from Cardiff Central and Newport, and Virgin Trains run from North Wales-West Midlands-London.

The main rail routes in Wales include:

The table includes, where known, the year that each station was opened. Detailed records are not always available, and some stations, particularly in the South Wales Valleys area, were operated as halts for workmen, and public services only appeared later. Additionally, some station names have appeared with several variations, often changing from English to Welsh or vice versa.[1]

The station usage 2007/08 shows that 40,118,437 rail journeys begun and/or finished in Wales that year compared with 36,466,308 the previous year, a rise of 10%.

Stations[edit]

The following table lists the name of each station in English and Welsh, along with the year it first opened, and the unitary authority area in which it is situated. The table also shows the train operators who currently serve each station and the final two columns give information on the number of passengers using each station in recent years, as collated by the Office of Rail Regulation, a Government body. The figures are based on ticket sales and are given to the nearest 100.[2]

Station
English/Welsh
Year
opened
Unitary authority area Served by Station users
2014–15[2]
Station users
2015–16[2]
Aber 1908[a] Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 213,000 215,000
Abercynon 1840[3][b] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 265,000 275,000
Aberdare
Aberdâr
1988 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 552,000 567,000
Aberdovey
Aberdyfi
1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 36,700 38,100
Abererch 1867[c] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 300 2,000
Abergavenny
Y Fenni
1854[d] Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
425,000 435,000
Abergele and Pensarn
Abergele a Phen-sarn
1848[4] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 73,600 70,900
Aberystwyth 1864[5] Ceredigion Arriva Trains Wales[e] 304,000 322,000
Ammanford
Rhydaman
1841[f][6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 20,200 19,000
Baglan 1996 Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 27,500 26,900
Bangor 1848[7] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
671,000 674,000
Bargoed
Bargod
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 222,000 210,000
Barmouth
Abermaw
Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 173,000 191,000
Barry
Y Barri
1889 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 531,000 543,000
Barry Docks
Dociau'r Barri
1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 205,000 216,000
Barry Island
Ynys y Barri
1896 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales[g] 608,000 654,000
Betws-y-coed 1868[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 41,500 35,900
Birchgrove
Llwynbedw
1929 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 45,600 51,700
Blaenau Ffestiniog 1883[h] Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[h] 47,700 35,800
Bodorgan 1849 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 5,700 5,300
Borth Ceredigion Arriva Trains Wales 53,700 61,500
Bridgend
Pen-y-bont
1850 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
1,518,000 1,541,000
Brithdir 1871 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 15,600 14,900
Briton Ferry
Llansawel
1994[9] Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 36,900 35,200
Buckley
Bwcle
1890 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 51,700 48,400
Builth Road
Heol Llanfair-ym-Muallt
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 8,100 8,200
Bynea
Bynie
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 1,600
Cadoxton
Tregatwg
1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 269,000 282,000
Caergwrle 1872 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 23,000 19,800
Caerphilly
Caerffili
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 709,000 744,000
Caersws 1863 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 49,300 57,900
Caldicot
Cil-y-coed
1932 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
96,300 96,900
Cardiff Bay
Bae Caerdydd
1844[10]` Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 1,144,000 1,191,000
Cardiff Central
Caerdydd Canolog
1850 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
11,939,000 12,745,000
Cardiff Queen Street
Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines
1840 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 2,523,000 2,644,000
Carmarthen
Caerfyrddin
1902 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
428,000 420,000
Cathays 1983 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 861,000 904,000
Cefn-Y-Bedd 1866 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 8,900 7,800
Chepstow
Cas-gwent
1850 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
231,000 247,000
Chirk
Y Waun
1849 Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 70,700 68,400
Cilmeri Powys Arriva Trains Wales 2,600 2,000
Clarbeston Road 1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 11,000 10,100
Clunderwen 1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 25,000 24,100
Cogan 1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 289,000 317,000
Colwyn Bay
Bae Colwyn
1849 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
295,000 286,000
Conwy 1848[7] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 41,600 46,300
Coryton 1911[i] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 255,000 250,000
Criccieth
Cricieth
1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 15,600 28,700
Cwmbach 1914 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 23,000 24,600
Cwmbran
Cwmbrân
1986 Torfaen Arriva Trains Wales 354,000 376,000
Cynghordy Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 1,300 1,100
Danescourt 1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 95,300 104,000
Deganwy 1868 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 10,900 11,100
Dinas Powys 1888 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 105,000 103,000
Dinas Rhondda Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 59,700 50,500
Dingle Road
Heol Dingle
1904 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 80,700 91,400
Dolau 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,400 1,400
Dolgarrog 1916 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 1,500 1,500
Dolwyddelan Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 4,400 3,300
Dovey Junction
Cyffordd Dyfi
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 2,400 3,700
Dyffryn Ardudwy Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 18,700 17,900
Eastbrook 1986 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 171,000 177,000
Ebbw Vale Parkway
Parcffordd Glyn Ebwy
2008 Blaenau Gwent Arriva Trains Wales 254,000 102,000
Ebbw Vale Town 2015 Blaenau Gwent Arriva Trains Wales n/a 168,000
Energlyn and Churchill Park
Eneu'r-glyn a Pharc Churchill
2013 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 69,400 74,200
Fairbourne 1897 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[j] 44,100 44,500
Fairwater
Y Tyllgoed
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 67,300 70,900
Fernhill 1988 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 25,200 26,300
Ferryside
Glanyfferi
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 19,300 19,600
Ffairfach 1852 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,800 2,800
Fishguard and Goodwick 1899 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 19,900 19,900
Fishguard Harbour[k]
Porthladd Abergwaun
1906 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 26,500 22,600
Flint
Y Fflint
1848[7] Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
266,000 266,000
Garth (Bridgend)
Garth (Pen-y-bont)
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 14,800 12,800
Garth (Powys) Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,500 1,100
Gilfach Fargoed 1908 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 3,600 3,900
Glan Conwy 1863 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 4,900 3,700
Gowerton
Tre-gŵyr
Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 131,000 143,000
Grangetown 1882[11] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 183,000 196,000
Gwersyllt 1845 Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 39,900 35,200
Harlech Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 106,000 120,000
Haverfordwest
Hwlffordd
1854 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 140,000 136,000
Hawarden
Penarlâg
1890 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 36,400 35,100
Hawarden Bridge
Pont Penarlâg
Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 4,900 5,100
Heath High Level
Lefel Uchaf y Mynydd Bychan
1915 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 375,000 413,000
Heath Low Level
Lefel Isel y Mynydd Bychan
1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 57,500 58,100
Hengoed 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 130,000 129,000
Holyhead
Caergybi
1848[l] Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
235,000 219,000
Hope
Yr Hob
Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 27,500 28,900
Johnston 1856 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 9,000 8,700
Kidwelly
Cydweli
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 31,000 30,600
Kilgetty
Cilgeti
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 17,200 15,400
Knucklas
Cnwclas
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 4,900 4,100
Lamphey
Llandyfai
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
5,600 5,700
Lisvane and Thornhill
Llys-faen a Draenen Pen-y-graig
1986 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 188,000 212,000
Llanaber Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 2,300
Llanbedr Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 12,200 13,500
Llanbister Road Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,200 1,000
Llanbradach 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 124,000 85,900
Llandaf [s] 1840[3] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 448,000 467,000
Llandanwg 1929 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 4,600 4,900
Llandecwyn Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 1,400 2,400
Llandeilo 1857[6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 17,400 17,600
Llandovery
Llanymddyfri
1858[12] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 18,900 17,000
Llandrindod 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 43,700 39,600
Llandudno 1858 Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
312,000 300,000
Llandudno Junction
Cyffordd Llandudno
1858[m] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
341,000 331,000
Llandybie
Llandybïe
Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 7,500 8,700
Llanelli 1842[13] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
403,000 405,000
Llanfairfechan Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 12,000 13,000
Llanfairpwll [n] 1848 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 19,000 18,500
Llangadog 1858 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 6,400 5,100
Llangammarch
Llangamarch
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 2,800 2,300
Llangennech 1841 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,700 2,500
Llangynllo 1865 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 800 1,000
Llanharan 2007[14] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 165,000 169,000
Llanishen
Llanisien
1871 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 238,000 251,000
Llanrwst 1989[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 21,100 13,900
Llansamlet 1885 Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 32,800 33,900
Llantwit Major
Llanilltud Fawr
2005 Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 301,000 305,000
Llanwrda 1858 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 2,200 1,800
Llanwrtyd 1867 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 9,000 7,700
Llwyngwril 1863 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 32,000 33,700
Llwynypia 1863[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 55,500 54,000
Machynlleth 1863 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 121,000 133,000
Maesteg 1864 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 188,000 185,000
Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
Maesteg Heol Ewenni
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 2,800 4,400
Manorbier
Maenorbŷr
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 9,600 9,600
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tudful
1853[3][o] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 563,000 581,000
Merthyr Vale
Ynysowen
1883[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 62,800 63,300
Milford Haven
Aberdaugleddau
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 65,400 64,000
Minffordd 1872 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[p] 11,500 18,300
Morfa Mawddach 1865 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 10,800 11,100
Mountain Ash
Aberpennar
1846[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 96,700 98,900
Narberth
Arberth
Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 22,300 20,900
Neath
Castell-nedd
Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
835,000 837,000
Newbridge
Trecelyn
2008 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 132,000 127,000
Newport
Casnewydd
1850 Newport Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
2,389,000 2,561,000
Newtown (Powys)
Y Drenewydd
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 130,000 148,000
Ninian Park
Parc Ninian
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 100,000 106,000
North Llanrwst
Gogledd Llanrwst
1863[8] Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 2,000 1,200
Pantyffynnon 1835[6] Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 4,400 3,700
Pembrey and Burry Port
Pen-bre a Phorth Tywyn
1852 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
146,000 143,000
Pembroke
Penfro
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 30,400 28,400
Pembroke Dock
Doc Penfro
1864 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 47,400 46,700
Penally
Penalun
1972 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 5,000 5,400
Penarth 1878[11] Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 597,000 613,000
Pencoed 1850 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 239,000 237,000
Pengam Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 469,000 472,000
Penhelig 1933 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 9,000 10,800
Penmaenmawr Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 13,900 14,200
Penrhiwceiber 1883[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 49,700 48,800
Penrhyndeudraeth 1867 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 40,000 51,900
Pensarn (Gwynedd) Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 2,100 3,800
Pentre-bach 1886[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 33,500 27,200
Pen-y-bont
Pen-y-bont (Powys)
Powys Arriva Trains Wales 1,700 1,500
Penychain Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 3,300 3,400
Penyffordd
Pen-y-ffordd
1877 Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 24,600 25,000
Pontarddulais 1840 Swansea Arriva Trains Wales 5,300 5,900
Pontlottyn
Pontlotyn
1859 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 21,900 21,900
Pontyclun
Pont-y-clun
1850 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 296,000 301,000
Pont-y-Pant Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 1,700 1,100
Pontypool and New Inn
Pont-y-pŵl a New Inn
1852 Torfaen Arriva Trains Wales 58,500 67,700
Pontypridd 1840[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 800,000 778,000
Port Talbot Parkway
Parcffordd Port Talbot
1850 Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
500,000 503,000
Porth
Y Porth
1876[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 314,000 314,000
Porthmadog Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[q] 55,900 79,200
Prestatyn 1848[7] Denbighshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
349,000 349,000
Pwllheli 1869 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 54,300 77,900
Pyle
Y Pîl
1850[16] Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 114,000 121,000
Pye Corner 2014[15] Newport Arriva Trains Wales 15,100 63,300
Quakers Yard
Mynwent-y-Crynwyr
1841[1] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 82,700 84,400
Radyr 1863[3] Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 475,000 479,000
Rhiwbina 1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 69,200 78,400
Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Maes Awyr Rhyngwladol Caerdydd Y Rhws
2005[17] Vale of Glamorgan Arriva Trains Wales 168,000 183,000
Rhosneigr 1907 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 17,000 16,200
Rhyl
Y Rhyl
1848[7] Denbighshire Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
544,000 537,000
Rhymney
Rhymni
1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 211,000 189,000
Risca and Pontymister
Rhisga a Phont-y-meistr
2008 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 108,000 101,000
Rogerstone
Tŷ-du
2008 Newport Arriva Trains Wales 106,000 85,700
Roman Bridge
Pont Rufeinig
Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 700 500
Ruabon
Rhiwabon
1846[18] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 99,800 93,000
Sarn 1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 61,500 63,000
Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
8,300 7,900
Severn Tunnel Junction
Cyffordd Twnnel Hafren
1886 Monmouthshire Arriva Trains Wales
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
239,000 249,000
Shotton Flintshire Arriva Trains Wales 241,000 237,000
Skewen
Sgiwen
1882[16] Neath Port Talbot Arriva Trains Wales 45,400 45,200
Sugar Loaf 1868 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 100 100
Swansea
Abertawe
1850[1] Swansea Arriva Trains Wales
Great Western Railway
2,166,000 2,159,000
Taffs Well
Ffynnon Taf
1863[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 338,000 344,000
Talsarnau Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 5,800 8,000
Talybont
Tal-y-bont
Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 22,100 29,000
Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-cafn
Conwy Arriva Trains Wales 2,100 1,400
Tenby
Dinbych-y-pysgod
1863 Pembrokeshire Arriva Trains Wales 121,000 118,000
Tir-Phil 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 26,200 26,500
Tondu 1864 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 43,400 41,200
Tonfanau Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 3,300 3,100
Ton Pentre
Tonpentre
1861 Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 47,100 43,900
Tonypandy 1908[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 82,400 82,000
Treforest
Trefforest
1845[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 810,000 801,000
Treforest Estate
Ystad Trefforest
1942[3] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 120,000 114,000
Trehafod 1841[1] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 31,700 34,300
Treherbert 1901[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 522,000 510,000
Treorchy
Treorci
1884[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 77,800 70,900
Troed-y-rhiw 1841[3] Merthyr Tydfil Arriva Trains Wales 48,400 48,900
Ty Croes 1848 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 4,800 5,400
Ty Glas
Tŷ Glas
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 147,000 180,000
Tygwyn Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales 1,200 2,100
Tywyn 1863 Gwynedd Arriva Trains Wales[r] 105,000 107,000
Valley
Y Fali
1849 Anglesey Arriva Trains Wales 16,700 16,000
Waun-gron Park
Parc Waun-gron
1987 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 71,100 78,000
Welshpool
Y Trallwng
1862 Powys Arriva Trains Wales 134,000 158,000
Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Eglwys Newydd
1911 Cardiff Arriva Trains Wales 16,200 20,300
Whitland
Hendy-gwyn ar Daf
1854 Carmarthenshire Arriva Trains Wales 54,600 52,100
Wildmill
Melin Wyllt
1992 Bridgend Arriva Trains Wales 19,700 22,400
Wrexham Central
Wrecsam Canolog
1887[19] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales 73,400 73,200
Wrexham General
Wrecsam Cyffredinol
1846[18] Wrexham Arriva Trains Wales
Virgin Trains
552,000 538,000
Ynyswen 1986[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 10,100 9,400
Ystrad Mynach 1858 Caerphilly Arriva Trains Wales 318,000 341,000
Ystrad Rhondda 1986[15] Rhondda Cynon Taf Arriva Trains Wales 51,000 44,600

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

a Aber opened in 1908 as Beddau Halt. It was renamed in 1926 as Aber Junction Halt, then in 1968 renamed as Aber Halt. It gained its current name in 1969, after a station in Gwynedd named Aber had been closed in 1960.
b Abercynon opened in 1840 as Navigation House. It was renamed in 1846 as Aberdare Junction, then in 1896 was renamed as Abercynon. It was renamed Abercynon South in 1988, upon the opening of Abercynon North. It reverted to Abercynon in 2008 upon the closure of Abercynon North.
c Abererch was renamed in 1956 as Abererch Halt. The name was changed back in 1968. The station closed in 1994, although it has since reopened.
d Abergavenny was renamed in 1950 as Abergavenny Monmouth Road. The name was changed back in 1968.
e Aberystwyth is also served by the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[20]
f Ammanford opened in 1841 as Duffryn. It was renamed in 1889 as Tirydail, and gained its current name in 1960.
g Barry Island is also served by the Barry Island Railway, a standard-gauge heritage railway, also known as the Vale of Glamorgan Railway.[21]
h The present station at Blaenau Ffestiniog was opened in 1982, on the site of the 1882 Great Western Railway station from where trains ran to Bala. This line closed in 1961. The London & North Western Railway line from Llandudno originally terminated to the North of the present location, having reached the town in 1879. The present station is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[22]
i Coryton was relocated in 1931.
j Fairbourne is also served by the nearby Fairbourne Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[23]
k Fishguard Harbour is unusual in that it is not owned by Network Rail, but is privately owned by the ferry operator Stena Line, who operate between Fishguard and Rosslare Europort.[24]
l The first station at Holyhead was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway in 1848 but this was replaced by the second in 1851. The present station was opened by the London & North Western Railway in 1880.
m Llandudno Junction was opened in 1858 on a site slightly to the West of its present location. The station moved to the present site in 1897 in order to allow room for expansion.[25]
n Although Llanfairpwll is famous for having the longest station name in Britain, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, this is only used unofficially. The longest officially used station name on Britain's railway network is in fact Rhoose Cardiff International Airport, in South Wales.
o In 1853 a station called Merthyr High Street was first opened on the present day site of Merthyr Tydfil. It was rebuilt on part of the original site in 1974 and again in 1996.[26][3]
p Minffordd is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[22]
q Porthmadog is also served by the Ffestiniog Railway, and the Welsh Highland Railway, both narrow-gauge heritage railways.[22][27]
r Tywyn is also served by the Talyllyn Railway, a narrow-gauge heritage railway.[28]
s Although the English spelling for the area served is Llandaff, the station uses the Welsh spelling Llandaf

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