Tonfanau railway station

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Tonfanau National Rail
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Location
Place Tonfanau
Local authority Gwynedd
Grid reference SH563038
Operations
Station code TNF
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 2,150
2012/13 Increase 2,240
2013/14 Increase 2,728
2014/15 Increase 3,258
2015/16 Decrease 3,074
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tonfanau from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tonfanau railway station serves Tonfanau in Gwynedd, Wales. The station is located alongside the ruins of the army base it once served and only a couple of occupied buildings can be found within the surrounding area.

History[edit]

British Rail requested the permission of the Secretary of State for Transport to close Tonfanau and three other Cambrian Coast stations (namely Abererch, Llandecwyn and Tonfanau) during the mid-1990s. Their winter 1995/96 timetable featured only one northbound and three southbound trains Mondays to Saturdays, with a note that the service may be withdrawn before 1 June 1996.[1] Permission for the closure was refused and the station structure has had to be upgraded to meet modern standards with a new platform, signage and platform lighting. Unusually, the remote location of the station relative to mains services has led to its lighting being powered by its own miniature wind turbine.

Facilities[edit]

The station is an unstaffed halt on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Barmouth, Harlech, Porthmadog & Pwllheli northbound and Tywyn, Aberdovey, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Most southbound trains continue through to Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.[2] Trains stop on request.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regional Railways Central: "Cambrian Coaster Train Times", September 1995
  2. ^ Table 76 National Rail timetable, May 2016

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°36′50″N 4°07′26″W / 52.614°N 4.124°W / 52.614; -4.124