Aber railway station (Gwynedd)

Aber railway station was a railway station on the North Wales Coast Line in the Welsh county of Gwynedd. Although trains still pass on the main line the station closed in 1960. A signal box on the site remained in use until the installation of colour light signalling.[1]

Aber
Aber railway station 1936.jpg
Aber station in 1936, looking east toward Conwy
LocationAbergwyngregyn, Gwynedd
Wales
Coordinates53°14′19″N 4°01′21″W / 53.2387°N 4.0226°W / 53.2387; -4.0226Coordinates: 53°14′19″N 4°01′21″W / 53.2387°N 4.0226°W / 53.2387; -4.0226
Grid referenceSH650732
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyChester and Holyhead Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 May 1848Station opens
12 September 1960Station closed

HistoryEdit

The station was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848 when it opened its line as far as Bangor.[2][3]

The station had two platforms either side of a double track line, goods facilities included cattle pens and a siding for loading slate from the adjacent writing slate manufactory.[4][5]

The station was host to a LMS caravan from 1934 to 1938 followed by four caravans in 1939. A camping coach was also positioned here by the London Midland Region from 1954 to 1959.[6]

The station was closed by the British Transport Commission on 12 September 1960.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railways of North Wales 1975-1983: aber:general". 2d53.co.uk. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2019, p. 38.
  3. ^ Grant 2017, p. 111.
  4. ^ "Aber station on OS Six-inch map Caernarvonshire VII.NE (includes: Aber; Llanfairfechan.)". National Library of Scotland. 1888. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  5. ^ The Railway Clearing House 1970, p. 9.
  6. ^ McRae 1997, pp. 22, 39-40 & 50.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Llanfairfechan   London and North Western Railway
North Wales Coast Line
  Bangor