Nantmor railway station
|Original company||Welsh Highland Railway|
|Managed by||Welsh Highland Railway|
|Owned by||Festiniog Railway Company|
|2007||planning permission approved|
|26 May 2010||Reopened|
|Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom|
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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.
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. The station closed in 1936 when passenger traffic on the historic railway ceased.
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. Construction was delayed until February 2010 due to a shortage of resources and work was completed by 16 March 2010. 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.
- Welsh Highland Railway History
- SNPA Application
- "Barrie Hughes' Unofficial Construction Site". Retrieved 24 March 2010.
- "New station on Welsh Highland Railway in memory of university lecturer".
- "The WHR Project Website".
|Preceding station||Heritage railways||Following station|
|Beddgelert||Welsh Highland Railway||Pont Croesor|
|Beddgelert||Welsh Highland Railway||Hafod y Llyn|