Llanwrtyd railway station

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Llanwrtyd National Rail
Llanwrtyd Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Llanwrtyd Wells
Local authority Powys
Grid reference SN883464
Operations
Station code LNW
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 8,810
2012/13 Increase 8,876
2013/14 Increase 8,996
2014/15 Decrease 8,952
2015/16 Decrease 7,736
History
Key dates Opened 1867 (1867)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanwrtyd from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Llanwrtyd railway station serves the town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales. The station is on the Heart of Wales Line 53½ miles (86 km) north east of Swansea. The railway station is located at street level at Station Road near the town centre. Opened by the LNWR on 6 May 1867[1] (as part of the company's Central Wales Extension Railway project), it is the location of one of the route's five remaining passing loops. The loop points and associated indicators have recently been replaced as part of a £5 million project by Network Rail to renew all five loops on the line.

All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales.

Facilities[edit]

The main buildings on the northbound platform still stand and whilst the station is now unstaffed (tickets must be bought on the train), a waiting room is available within this building. A public phone and customer help point is available on this side, whilst the southbound platform has awaiting shelter only. Digital information screens and timetable posters provide train running details. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the southbound one requires the use of a steeply inclined ramp.[2]

Services[edit]

There are four trains a day in each direction southbound to Swansea and northbound to Shrewsbury from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays.[3] It is the crossover point where services running north to south meet the corresponding service running south to north, whereupon a crew swap between northern based and south Welsh based traincrew occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 147. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Llanrwtyd station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 7 April 2017
  3. ^ Table 129 National Rail timetable, December 2016

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Sugar Loaf   Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Llangammarch

Coordinates: 52°06′18″N 3°37′55″W / 52.105°N 3.632°W / 52.105; -3.632