Llanwrtyd railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1867|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
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. All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales.
Opened by the LNWR on 6 May 1867, 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.
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 a waiting 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.
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. It is the crossover point where certain services running north to south meet the corresponding service running south to north (bar Sundays), whereupon a crew swap between northern based and southern Welsh based train crew occurs.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Sugar Loaf||Transport for Wales
Heart of Wales Line
- Organ, John (2008). Mitchell, Vic (ed.). Craven Arms to Llandeilo. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 81-85. ISBN 9781906008352. OCLC 648080889.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
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