Nantyronen railway station

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Nantyronen
Permaquip locomotive at Nantyronen.jpeg
The Permaquip locomotive and wagon form a works train at Nantyronen railway station.
Location
Area Ceredigion
Coordinates 52°23′07″N 3°56′53″W / 52.385383°N 3.948169°W / 52.385383; -3.948169Coordinates: 52°23′07″N 3°56′53″W / 52.385383°N 3.948169°W / 52.385383; -3.948169
Grid reference SN674781
Operations
Managed by Vale of Rheidol Railway
Platforms 1
History
1902 Station opens
31 August 1939 Station closes due to World War 2
23 July 1945 Station reopens
2013 Station building and surfaced platform constructed
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Nantyronen railway station is a railway station serving Nantyronen in Ceredigion in Mid-Wales. It is an intermediate station on the preserved Vale of Rheidol Railway. It is accessible by road from the village of Nantyronen, and also from the Devil's Bridge road (above), by descending the hillside on a steep winding lane.

The new platform at Nantyronen railway station still under construction in 2013, with the new station building, yet to be painted.

Facilities[edit]

The station has operated throughout the history of the railway, except for a short closure during World War Two. The original station waiting shelter was demolished by British Rail. Later, a temporary building was located at the site. Following the provision of grant money from the European Union for rural community infrastructure investment,[1] the station was considerably developed during 2013, and now has a raised-level and surfaced platform, fencing, and an attractive period (replica) station building. The car park area has been developed, and the site landscaped. There is also a water tower as all trains heading to Devil's Bridge stop to take on water.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Details of the grant available here.

External links[edit]

Picture of the last British Rail train to run on the VofR before privatisation, at Nantyronen.

The car park of Nantyronen railway station, viewed from inside the station building.
Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Capel Bangor   Vale of Rheidol Railway   Aberffrwd