Llanaber railway station

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Llanaber National Rail
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Llanaber station on 26 October 2015
Location
PlaceLlanaber
Local authorityGwynedd
Coordinates52°44′31″N 4°04′37″W / 52.742°N 4.077°W / 52.742; -4.077Coordinates: 52°44′31″N 4°04′37″W / 52.742°N 4.077°W / 52.742; -4.077
Grid referenceSH598180
Operations
Station codeLLA
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 1,964
2015/16Increase 2,292
2016/17Increase 2,304
2017/18Increase 3,318
2018/19Decrease 2,874
History
Key datesOpened 14 August 1911[1] (14 August 1911[1])
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanaber from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Llanaber railway station serves the village of Llanaber near Barmouth in Gwynedd, Wales. The station is an unstaffed halt on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Barmouth, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Most trains call only on request.

The station platform is located on a narrow ledge below the village of Llanaber and immediately above a rocky beach.

Since 22nd June 2020, trains have not called at the station due to the short platform and the inability to maintain social distancing between passengers and the guard when opening the train door.[2]

January 2014 Storms[edit]

Wave damage caused 3 January 2014, 100m north of the station

On 3 January 2014 wave action washed away 300 tonnes of track bed and deposited 800 tonnes of debris on the line.[3] The line was closed for five months whilst Network Rail engineers repaired the formation and rebuilt the sea wall, with traffic resuming as far as Harlech on 1 May. Through services to Pwllheli remained suspended until 1 September due to rebuilding work on the Pont Briwet viaduct.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rchs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/ChronSupplement2.pdf
  2. ^ https://tfwrail.wales/covid-19/changes-train-times
  3. ^ "Road trip for storm-hit Barmouth marooned trains". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Llanaber railway station at Wikimedia Commons

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Cambrian Coast Line