Llangadog railway station

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Llangadog National Rail
Llangadog Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceLlangadog
Local authorityCarmarthenshire
Grid referenceSN699285
Operations
Station codeLLG
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*
2013/14Increase 6,094
2014/15Increase 6,392
2015/16Decrease 5,148
2016/17Increase 5,324
2017/18Increase 5,578
History
Key datesOpened 1858 (1858)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llangadog from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Llangadog railway station serves the village of Llangadog near Llandeilo, West Wales. The station is on the Heart of Wales Line 36½ miles (59 km) north east of Swansea. The station is located at street level at Station Road beside the River Bran. The Garn Goch Iron Age hill fort is about three miles away from this station.

All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales. Like several others on the line, it has an automated half barrier level crossing at one end (in this case the northern one). The barrier sequence for northbound trains has to be initiated by the train crew, so the booked stop here for these is a mandatory one. Southbound trains trigger the crossing using a treadle on approach, so only have to stop here on request.

History[edit]

Former CWS/MMB creamery at Llangadog, now a pet food factory

The station was opened by the Vale of Towy Railway in 1858 and once had a siding accessing the Co-op Wholesale Society creamery, allowing milk trains to access the site. After rail access ceased in the late 1970s, the creamery continued to operate until 2005, when it closed with the loss of 200 jobs. The site is now occupied by a pet food factory.

There was also a passing loop and second platform here until the mid-1960s, with a substantial main building on the northbound platform but these (and the large GWR signal box) have been demolished and removed (the site of the southbound platform is now heavily overgrown).[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station has only a single active platform, which is provided with a brick, glass and timber waiting shelter, timetable poster board, CIS display and customer help point (like others along the line). The station is also fitted with a payphone. Level access is available from the car park and main entrance to the platform.[2]

Services[edit]

There are four trains a day to Shrewsbury northbound from Monday to Saturday (plus a fifth to Llandovery) and five southbound to Llanelli and Swansea (the first train in each direction does not run on Saturdays); two services each way call on Sundays.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Llangadog railway station (2014) Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 24 July 2017
  2. ^ Llangadog station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ Table 129 National Rail timetable, December 2018

Further reading[edit]

  • Organ, John (2008). Mitchell, Vic (ed.). Craven Arms to Llandeilo. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 114-115. ISBN 9781906008352. OCLC 648080889.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Llandeilo   Transport for Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Llanwrda

Coordinates: 51°56′24″N 3°53′35″W / 51.940°N 3.893°W / 51.940; -3.893