Sugar Loaf railway station
|Welsh: Dinas y Bwlch|
|Place||Sugar Loaf Mountain, Llandovery|
|Managed by||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Number of platforms||1|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Sugar Loaf from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Sugar Loaf railway station is a railway station in Powys, Wales, and is the most remote station on the Heart of Wales Line. It is located one mile to the north-east of a small but prominent knoll known as Sugar Loaf, around which the A483 road loops. The line through here was opened by the Central Wales Extension Railway in 1868.
This station is mainly used by trekkers and cyclists, since it is the nearest stop to the Sugar Loaf vantage point, although it was originally built to serve a number of cottages occupied by railway workers (such as track gangers). South of the station the line passes beneath the hills via the 1,000-yard (910 m) Sugar Loaf tunnel, which is approached by gradients as steep as 1 in 60 on each side.
The station sees very few passengers - in 2010/2011 an estimated 84 passengers used the station.
All trains serving the station are operated by Arriva Trains Wales. There are four trains a day in each direction (towards Swansea and Shrewsbury) from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays. This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to give a hand signal to the approaching train driver to board or notify the guard when they board that they wish to alight from the train there.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Cynghordy||Arriva Trains Wales
Heart of Wales Line