Nantmor railway station

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Nantmor
Nantmor Halt.jpg
Location
Place Nantmor
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°59′37″N 4°05′21″W / 52.99357°N 4.08919°W / 52.99357; -4.08919Coordinates: 52°59′37″N 4°05′21″W / 52.99357°N 4.08919°W / 52.99357; -4.08919
Grid reference SH598461
Operations
Original company Welsh Highland Railway
Managed by Welsh Highland Railway
Owned by Festiniog Railway Company
Platforms 1
History
1922 opened
1934 renamed Aberglaslyn
1936 closed
2007 planning permission approved
26 May 2010 Reopened
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Nantmor is a railway halt in North Wales serving the nearby hamlet of the same name. It is located between the stations of Beddgelert and Pont Croesor on the recently restored Welsh Highland Railway. It had existed during the first period of the WHR, 1923–1936, and was rebuilt for the current line, opening on 27 May 2010.

History[edit]

It was originally constructed as part of the Welsh Highland Railway in 1922-23. In 1934 the Festiniog Railway Company assumed direct control of the WHR and renamed the station Aberglaslyn as part of an attempt to attract more passengers.[1] The station closed in 1936 when passenger traffic on the historic railway ceased.

The original station had a corrugated iron building. A replica was built in 1996, by the WHR Ltd, at its terminus at Pen-y-Mount Junction.

Present day[edit]

Although there were plans for a halt serving Nantmor when the re-building of the WHR was proposed, they were dropped because of local objections. Subsequently, on 23 and 24 February 2007, a parish vote was held and by a large majority, (36 to 11) they agreed to ask for a halt to be located in the village. The plans were revived, and submitted to the Snowdonia National Park Authority on 18 July 2007.

Approval was granted on 6 December 2007.[2] Construction was delayed until February 2010 due to a shortage of resources and work was completed by 16 March 2010.[3] It re-opened on 26 May 2010, when the line was extended to Pont Croesor. The rebuilding had been funded by the Welsh Highland Railway Society using funds donated in memory of one of its members.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welsh Highland Railway History
  2. ^ SNPA Application
  3. ^ "Barrie Hughes' Unofficial Construction Site". Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "New station on Welsh Highland Railway in memory of university lecturer". 
  5. ^ "The WHR Project Website". 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Beddgelert   Welsh Highland Railway   Pont Croesor
Historical railways
Beddgelert   Welsh Highland Railway   Hafod y Llyn