Tywyn railway station
Tywyn railway station, looking south
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Tywyn railway station serves the town of Tywyn in Gwynedd, Wales. The station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Barmouth, Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Aberdovey, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury.
The line was built by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway in 1863 and became incorporated in the Cambrian Railways in 1867. Upon the line opening a temporary station was located adjacent to Neptune Road bridge until the present permanent station was completed a few years later. The Welsh romantic poet John Ceiriog Hughes was stationmaster at Tywyn for a brief period in 1870.
In 1922 Cambrian Railways became part of the Great Western Railway and in 1948 following nationalization operation of the station passed to British Railways Western Region. Until the 1960s there was a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth.
Unlike most stations on the Cambrian Line, Tywyn has retained two platforms and a passing loop. The station however is unstaffed, and the original station buildings remained derelict from the 1980s until the mid-2000s when they were refurbished as offices. In 2013 the building on the up side was in use as a community church.
Services are exclusively operated by class 158 DMUs and the area is a test bed for the new ERTMS signalling system. On weekdays services are approximately every two hours each way, with most running through to/from Birmingham International via Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street.
The world-famous Talyllyn Railway runs from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. These services operate from Tywyn Wharf station, which is approximately 300m southwards down the road running parallel to the Cambrian line.
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