Penyffordd railway station

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Penyffordd National Rail
Welsh: Pen-y-ffordd
Arriva Trains Wales Class 150, 150282, Pen-y-ffordd railway station (geograph 4032636).jpg
An Arriva Trains Wales Class 150 arrives at the station
Location
Place Penyffordd
Local authority Flintshire
Grid reference SJ295611
Operations
Station code PNF
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 21,856
2012/13 Decrease 21,212
2013/14 Increase 22,156
2014/15 Increase 24,586
2015/16 Increase 24,976
History
1877[1] Opened as Hope Junction[2]
1877 Renamed as Penyffordd for Hope[2]
1 March 1913 Renamed as Penyffordd for Leeswood[2]
1974 Renamed as Penyffordd
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penyffordd from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Penyffordd railway station serves the village of Penyffordd in Flintshire, Wales. The station is 7¼ miles (12 km) north of Wrexham Central on the Borderlands Line.

The station was renamed from Penyffordd for Leeswood to Penyffordd on 6 May 1974.[3]

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1877[1] by the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway, on their 1866 line from Wrexham to Buckley. It was linked via sidings to the LNWR line from Chester to Denbigh via Mold, which passed beneath the Borderlands route a short distance to the north.[4][5] The route closed to passengers in 1962, but the connection to it from the station was used for freight traffic towards Mold until 1983 to serve the Synthite factory there[6] (the sidings still remain, but are disused - the route onwards was lifted in 1985). The station's 24-lever signal box, which opened in 1885,[7] controlled these and a second siding link into the nearby Castle Cement factory - this latter connection is still occasionally used by trainloads of imported coal to supply the factory kilns. The current signal box was opened on 17 December 1972.[7][8]

On the eastern side of the station was an adjoining goods yard which closed on 4 May 1964, and reopened on 4 October 1971 for distributing coal.[7]

Services[edit]

The station is served by an hourly service southbound to Wrexham General and northbound to Bidston for connections to Liverpool via the Wirral Lines. This drops to a two-hourly frequency in the evenings and on bank holidays.[9]

On Sundays there are six trains in each direction (roughly one every 2.5 hours).

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Connections Between the WM&CQR and LNWR at Hope www.disused-stations.org.uk; Retrieved 2013-08-05
  2. ^ a b c Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 31
  3. ^ Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923. 
  4. ^ The Borderlands Line - Route Guide www.penmorfa.com; Retrieved 2013-08-05
  5. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XIII
  6. ^ Disused Stations - Mold www.disused-stations.org; Retrieved 2013-08-05
  7. ^ a b c Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 29
  8. ^ Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 30
  9. ^ GB National Rail Timetable May - December 2016, Table 101

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hope   Arriva Trains Wales
Borderlands Line
  Buckley
Historical railways
Hope   Great Central Railway
Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
  Hope Exchange

Coordinates: 53°08′35″N 3°03′18″W / 53.143°N 3.055°W / 53.143; -3.055