Llangadog railway station

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Llangadog National Rail
Llangadog Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Llangadog
Local authority Carmarthenshire
Grid reference SN699285
Operations
Station code LLG
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 5,512
2012/13 Increase 5,558
2013/14 Increase 6,094
2014/15 Increase 6,392
2015/16 Decrease 5,148
History
Key dates Opened 1858 (1858)
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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.
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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 Arriva Trains Wales. There are four trains a day in each direction from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays.

History[edit]

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

The station 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.

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 doesn't run on Saturdays); two services each way call on Sundays.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 129 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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   Arriva Trains 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