Pont Rug (Halt) railway station

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Pont Rug Halt
Location
Place Pont Rhythallt
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 53°08′40″N 4°13′31″W / 53.1445°N 4.2252°W / 53.1445; -4.2252Coordinates: 53°08′40″N 4°13′31″W / 53.1445°N 4.2252°W / 53.1445; -4.2252
Grid reference SH 512 631
Operations
Original company Carnarvon and Llanberis Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 1[1]
History
1 June 1880 Opened
January 1917 Closed as a wartime economy measure[2]
July 1919 Reopened[3]
22 September 1930 Closed completely[4][5]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Pont Rug railway station was located to the east of Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales, where the A4086 crosses the Afon Seiont.

The station opened in 1880. It closed from January 1917 to July 1919 as a wartime economy measure, then closed completely in 1930.

Summer excursions to Llanberis passed through until September 1962 and freight lingered on until the line closed in December 1964. The tracks were lifted in early 1965.

Pont Rug was at the midpoint of a five-mile climb from Pont Seiont to Pontrhythallt, mostly at 1 in 62 or 1 in 68.[6] In 1958 the station building was in use as a dwelling.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Caernarvon (Morfa)
Line and station closed
  Carnarvonshire Railway
Llanberis Branch
  Pontrhythallt
Line and Station closed

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