Tygwyn railway station

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Tygwyn National Rail
Tygwyn railway station 2013.jpeg
Tygwyn railway station has been "adopted" by the local community for maintenance and decoration.
Location
Place Glan-y-wern
Local authority Gwynedd
Grid reference SH602349
Operations
Station code TYG
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 1,422
2012/13 Increase 1,938
2013/14 Decrease 1,364
2014/15 Decrease 1,168
2015/16 Increase 2,068
History
Original company Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-grouping Cambrian Railways
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tygwyn from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tygwyn railway station (Welsh: Tŷ-gwyn) is located at a level crossing on the A496 between Harlech and Talsarnau near the estuary of the Afon Dwyryd in Gwynedd, Wales. The name translates to English as "White house".

History[edit]

British Rail requested the permission of the Secretary of State for Transport to close Tygwyn and three other Cambrian Coast stations (namely Abererch, Llandecwyn and Tonfanau) during the mid-1990s. Their winter 1995/96 timetable featured only two northbound and three southbound trains Mondays to Saturdays, with a note that the service may be withdrawn before 1 June 1996.[1] The closure plans were eventually dropped and the station remains open today with a much improved service (all but one northbound train is scheduled to call in the summer 2016 timetable.[2])

Facilities[edit]

The station remains as an unstaffed halt on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Barmouth, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Most trains call only on request.

Looking north from the platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Regional Railways Central: "Cambrian Coaster Train Times", September 1995
  2. ^ Table 76 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°53′37″N 4°04′43″W / 52.893728°N 4.078597°W / 52.893728; -4.078597

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Arriva Trains Wales
Historical railways
Harlech
Line and station open
  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Cambrian Railways
  Talsarnau
Line and station open