Penrhyndeudraeth railway station

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Penrhyndeudraeth National Rail
Penrhyndeudraeth Station.jpg
Location
Place Penrhyndeudraeth
Local authority Gwynedd
Coordinates 52°55′44″N 4°03′54″W / 52.929°N 4.065°W / 52.929; -4.065Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 4°03′54″W / 52.929°N 4.065°W / 52.929; -4.065
Grid reference SH613388
Operations
Station code PRH
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   48,444
2005/06 Increase 55,520
2006/07 Decrease 53,174
2007/08 Increase 98,765
2008/09 Decrease 81,130
2009/10 Decrease 77,982
2010/11 Decrease 66,000
2011/12 Decrease 60,914
2012/13 Decrease 49,240
2013/14 Decrease 40,654
History
Original company Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
2 September 1867 (1867-09-02) Opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penrhyndeudraeth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Penrhyndeudraeth railway station is a railway station serving the small town of Penrhyndeudraeth on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. It is a station on the Cambrian Coast Railway with services between Shrewsbury and Pwllheli via Machynlleth.

History[edit]

The railway line between Machynlleth and Pwllheli was authorised to be built by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway (A&WCR) on 22 July 1861.[1] During construction, the A&WCR amalgamated with the Cambrian Railways,[2] this being authorised on 5 July 1865 and effective from 5 August 1866.[3] The section between Barmouth and Afon Wen opened on 2 September 1867,[4] and Penrhyndeudraeth station opened the same day.[5]

Pwllheli - Chester train at Penrhyndeudraeth in 1964

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 13.
  2. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 21.
  3. ^ Awdry 1990, p. 14.
  4. ^ Kidner 1992, p. 28.
  5. ^ Butt 1995, p. 183.

References[edit]

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Kidner, R.W. (1992) [1954]. The Cambrian Railways. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-439-3. OL55. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0086-1. OCLC 22311137. 

External links[edit]

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  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
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