Llandulas railway station

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Llandulas
Location
Place Llanddulas
Area Conwy
Coordinates 53°17′34″N 3°38′33″W / 53.2928°N 3.6426°W / 53.2928; -3.6426Coordinates: 53°17′34″N 3°38′33″W / 53.2928°N 3.6426°W / 53.2928; -3.6426
Grid reference SH906786
Operations
Original company London and North Western Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1 July 1889 (1889-07-01) Station opened
1 December 1952 (1952-12-01) Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Llandulas railway station was located in, Denbighshire, North Wales, situated just north of the village of Llanddulas and with the sea to the north.

History[edit]

Opened 1 July 1889 by the London and North Western Railway,[1] it was served by what is now the North Wales Coast Line between Chester, Cheshire and Holyhead, Anglesey. This station was the second to be known as Llandulas, as the nearby station at Llysfaen originally bore that name prior to 1889. Furthermore, for unknown reasons the 1889, two platform, station was always called Llandulas, rather than Llanddulas the spelling of the locality.

Disaster struck when in October 1913 the station, along with the signal box, was destroyed by fire. Windows of the Irish mail train were damaged as it passed through the station[2]

With easy access to the sandy beaches of the area the station would have been popular with tourists at its time of opening. However outside of the summer the station suffered from low patronage, meaning it was closed on 1 December 1952[3] and never re-opened.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Abergele and Pensarn
Line and station open
  London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast Line
  Llysfaen
Line open, station closed