Llanfairfechan railway station
The 15:12 departure from Llanfairfechan to Cardiff on 5 April 2006.
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 May 1860|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanfairfechan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
It was opened on 1 May 1860 by the London and North Western Railway, some twelve years after the line serving it. It was provided with a goods yard, signal box and a sizeable station building on the eastbound platform. Goods traffic ceased here in June 1964, but it remained open for passenger services. The station building was demolished in 1987, during construction work for the A55 North Wales Coast dual carriageway which runs next to the railway at this location - the site was also altered (the retaining wall for the road backs directly onto the eastbound platform) and the station temporarily closed as a consequence of this. The station reopened once the work was complete. The original station footbridge still stands, but the other surviving structures all date from the 1987 alterations.
There are no permanent buildings left here now other than the footbridge and a stone shelter on each side, the station being unstaffed and a request stop. Tickets must be purchased from the guard on the train or prior to travel, as there is no ticket machine present. Train running details are offered via telephone, digital display screens or timetable poster boards. Though the footbridge has steps, the station is fully accessible for wheelchair or mobility-impaired users via ramps from the West Shore or the footpath from the town centre next to the A55.
There are regular (two-hourly, with some extras) through services to Chester via Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn and Flint. After arrival at Chester, most trains go forward to either Cardiff Central or Birmingham International.
There is also a limited Sunday service, which mainly runs to/from Crewe.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Transport for Wales|
North Wales Coast Line
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2012). Rhyl to Bangor. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 90-95. ISBN 9781908174154. OCLC 859594415.
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- Train times and station information for Llanfairfechan railway station from National Rail
- Photos of Station prior to and after the 1987 alterations