Ceint railway station

Ceint railway station was a station in Anglesey, Wales situated on the Red Wharf Bay branch line between Holland Arms and Benllech. It was the first station after the line branched from the main Anglesey Central Railway. Opening in 1908 it was a very simple station with only one short 60 ft (18 m) platform on the Up (south-east) side and a wooden waiting hut. It was an unstaffed request stop with neither goods yard nor sidings.[3] Ordnance Survey maps show that this, along with the station next on the line Rhyd-y-Saint are two of the most remote on the island.

Ceint
LocationEast of Llangefni, Anglesey
Wales
Coordinates53°14′58″N 4°15′58″W / 53.2495°N 4.2661°W / 53.2495; -4.2661Coordinates: 53°14′58″N 4°15′58″W / 53.2495°N 4.2661°W / 53.2495; -4.2661
Grid referenceSH488749
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1908Opened[1]
22 September 1930Closed[2]

When the line closed to passengers in 1930 the station building was removed. Although the tracks were taken up in 1953 the platform itself is still visible from a nearby road bridge.[4]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Holland Arms   Red Wharf Bay Branch   Rhyd-y-Saint

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway to Red Wharf Bay" (PDF). BBC. 10 April 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Bygone Lines: the Red Wharf Bay Branch". London and North Western Railway Society. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 81. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
  4. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 103. Carreg Gwalch, 2005

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