Tŷ Croes railway station
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tŷ Croes from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station, originally to be named Llanfaelog, was opened in November 1848 with a signal box being added in 1872. The box is located next to a level crossing which separates the two staggered platforms. There was a warehouse and a crane nearby and a small goods yard which closed in 1964. The crossing gates are still hand worked by the crossing keeper - the grade-II listed box was formerly a block post, but no longer works as such (the block section now runs from Gaerwen to Valley).
The station is unmanned and has no ticketing provision - all tickets must be bought in advance or on the train. The station buildings still stand and are now used as a private residence; basic waiting shelters are provided for passenger use on each side. Digital display screens, timetable posters and a telephone provide train running information. Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps from the road that crosses the line here, though the gradient on both makes the station unsuitable for wheelchair users.
There is a two-hourly weekday service in each direction from the station. Most eastbound trains run to Wrexham General, Shrewsbury and Birmingham International, although a small number run to either Crewe or Cardiff instead.
The Sunday service is irregular (six westbound, seven eastbound) and runs mainly to/from Crewe with one service to Wrexham and Cardiff.
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- Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 31. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
- "NORTH WALES COAST RAILWAY:NOTICE BOARD - 25 Jan 2016Hulme, C North Wales Coast Railway website; Retrieved 30 May 2017
- Ty Croes station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 81 National Rail timetable, May 2017
- Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2011). Bangor to Holyhead. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 47-49. ISBN 9781908174017. OCLC 795179106.
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