Llanfairfechan railway station

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Llanfairfechan National Rail
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The 15:12 departure from Llanfairfechan to Cardiff on 5 April 2006.
Location
PlaceLlanfairfechan
Local authorityConwy
Grid referenceSH677751
Operations
Station codeLLF
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 12,824
2014/15Decrease 11,982
2015/16Increase 13,002
2016/17Increase 13,258
2017/18Increase 14,040
History
Key datesOpened 1 May 1860 (1 May 1860)
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 Llanfairfechan from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Llanfairfechan railway station serves the small seaside town of Llanfairfechan, Wales, and is located on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line 51 14 miles (82.5 km) west of Chester.

History[edit]

It was opened on 1 May 1860 by the London and North Western Railway, some twelve years after the line serving it.[1] 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.[1] 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.

Facilities[edit]

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.[2]

Services[edit]

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.[3]

There is also a limited Sunday service, which mainly runs to/from Crewe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Disused Stations - Llanfairfechan Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 30 May 2017
  2. ^ Llanfairfechan station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 81 National Rail timetable, May 2019
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Transport for Wales
North Wales Coast Line

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2012). Rhyl to Bangor. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 90-95. ISBN 9781908174154. OCLC 859594415.

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Coordinates: 53°15′25″N 3°58′59″W / 53.257°N 3.983°W / 53.257; -3.983