Porthmadog railway station
|An Arriva Trains Wales service to Birmingham International arrives in 2009.|
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|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway|
|Post-grouping||Great Western Railway|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Porthmadog from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Porthmadog railway station serves the town of Porthmadog on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales. This railway station is on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Pwllheli, Harlech, Barmouth, Machynlleth, Shrewsbury and Birmingham.
Considering the size of the town, Porthmadog has, and has had, a number of stations, all containing either "Porthmadog", or the earlier original "Portmadoc" in their name.
- 1) This station, opened by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway when built in 1867.
- 2) The Festiniog Railway's Porthmadog Harbour railway station, originally only a shunting yard, but from 1865, offices and station.
- 3) The Welsh Highland Railway Ltd's Porthmadog (WHHR), which although located on High Street, is also known as Tremadog Road. From the 2011 season, there is an additional platform here, accommodating the 7 ¼ " miniature railway.
- 4) Portmadoc (New) (1923) to the south of the crossing.
- 5) Portmadoc (New) (1929) to the north of the crossing.
with station (2) taking the title Portmadoc Old during the period these existed.
Until the line between Bangor and Afonwen was closed during the 1960s there was a through service in the summer to and from London Euston via Crewe, Chester, Llandudno Junction and Caernarvon; the Pwllheli portion was detached at Afonwen and the forward coaches proceeded to Portmadoc (the spellings are those used at the time). There was also a summer service between London Paddington and Pwllheli, via Birmingham Snow Hill, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth. Nowadays trains call at Porthmadog roughly once every 2 hours Monday - Saturday with there being a solitary train stopping in each direction on Sundays.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
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Line and station open
|Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
|Black Rock Halt
Line open; station closed
|Connection with Porthmadog (WHHR) on the Welsh Highland Railway|
|Connection with Porthmadog Harbour on the Ffestiniog Railway|
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