Tŷ Croes railway station

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Tŷ Croes National Rail
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Location
Place Tŷ Croes
Local authority Anglesey
Grid reference SH348723
Operations
Station code TYC
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 3,716
2012/13 Increase 4,066
2013/14 Increase 4,142
2014/15 Increase 4,836
2015/16 Increase 5,384
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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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Tŷ Croes railway station serves Tŷ Croes on the isle of Anglesey, Wales which is served by Arriva Trains Wales and is a request stop.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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).[2]

Facilities[edit]

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[2]; 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.[3]

Services[edit]

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.[4]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 31. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
  2. ^ a b "NORTH WALES COAST RAILWAY:NOTICE BOARD - 25 Jan 2016Hulme, C North Wales Coast Railway website; Retrieved 30 May 2017
  3. ^ Ty Croes station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 81 National Rail timetable, May 2017

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Coordinates: 53°13′23″N 4°28′30″W / 53.223°N 4.475°W / 53.223; -4.475