Penygarreg Lane Halt railway station

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Penygarreg Lane Halt
Welsh: Pen-y-garreg
Location
Place Pant
Area Shropshire
Coordinates 52°47′55″N 3°04′11″W / 52.7985°N 3.0697°W / 52.7985; -3.0697Coordinates: 52°47′55″N 3°04′11″W / 52.7985°N 3.0697°W / 52.7985; -3.0697
Grid reference SJ280229
Operations
Managed by Cambrian Heritage Railway
Platforms 1
History
Easter 2011 Opened to public
8 September 2012 Official opening
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Penygarreg Lane (or "Pen-y-garreg Lane") is a halt on the Cambrian Heritage Railways's line in Shropshire. It is on the northern edge of the village of Pant, north of the disused Pant station. Prior to its construction, trains stopped here only to reverse back towards Llynclys and passengers could not board or alight here.

History[edit]

A planning application for the construction of a 25 m (82 ft) platform and a waiting shelter was submitted by Cambrian Heritage Railways to Oswestry Borough Council and subsequently was approved in February 2008. Preparation work began on the site in January 2010 and construction was underway through the summer of that year.

The Montgomery Canal, which is currently undergoing restoration in this area, runs alongside Penygarreg Lane where the pedestrian entrance to the halt is now situated. Pedestrian access between the lane and the halt is via the trackbed of a tramway which linked the railway line with the canal. On the other side of the halt, right by the platform, is Piccadilly Pool.[1] This is a remnant of the disused quarry once in operation here. Some small buildings once used by the quarry still exist in the area.

Opening[edit]

On Easter Saturday 2011 the newly built Pen-y-Garreg Lane station opened to the public, thus permitting a journey as well as a ride.[1][2] Passengers were able to alight and take a walk around the area, with the Montgomery Canal and the village of Pant only a few minutes' walk away.

The station was officially opened by Councillor Arthur Walpole at 12:00 noon on Saturday 8 September 2012.[2]

The station has already proved to be very popular with walkers and cyclists who use it as a starting point for local treks and cycle rides, returning later to Llynclys for refreshments and use of the free facilities.[citation needed] The station is the southern terminus of Cambrian Heritage Railways' line from Llynclys South.[2]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Llynclys South   Cambrian Heritage Railways   Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b OS Rail (14 September 2012). "Official Opening of the Pen-Y-Garreg lane Halt". Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Harris, Nigel, ed. (17–30 October 2012). "Visit of Class 101 marks formal station opening". RAIL (707): 22. 

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