Ffairfach railway station

Ffairfach railway station serves the village of Ffairfach, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The station is on the Heart of Wales Line 30 miles (48 km) north east of Swansea.

Ffairfach
National Rail
Ffairfach Railway Station (geograph 6863725).jpg
LocationFfairfach, Carmarthenshire
Wales
Coordinates51°52′19″N 3°59′35″W / 51.872°N 3.993°W / 51.872; -3.993Coordinates: 51°52′19″N 3°59′35″W / 51.872°N 3.993°W / 51.872; -3.993
Grid referenceSN629212
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeFFA
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1857
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 2,552
2017/18Increase 2,694
2018/19Decrease 2,372
2019/20Increase 3,128
2020/21Decrease 132
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

The railway station is located next to the main road Heol Cennen, which crosses the line at its south end. This is the nearest railway station to Carreg Cennen Castle. The former station signal box has been preserved on the Gwili Railway as a working museum exhibit after being made redundant here when the level crossing was automated.[1]

All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales.

FacilitiesEdit

The station is unstaffed and has a basic range of amenities for passengers, including a small wooden waiting shelter, digital CIS display, timetable poster board and a customer help point. Tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. The route from the entrance to the platform has no steps, but is via a narrow gate and steep ramp - as such it is not recommended for use by disabled passengers without assistance.[2]

ServicesEdit

All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales. There are four trains a day to Shrewsbury northbound from Monday to Saturday (plus a fifth to Llandovery) and five southbound to Llanelli & Swansea (the first train in each direction does not run on Saturdays); two services each way call on Sundays.[3]

This is a request stop for northbound trains, whereby passengers have to give a hand signal to the approaching train driver to board or notify the guard when they board that they wish to alight from the train there. Southbound trains are required to stop at the station for the traincrew to operate the level crossing controls.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Llandybie   Transport for Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Llandeilo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ffairfach signal box in October 1975 Catford, Nick Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 24 July 2017
  2. ^ Ffairfach station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2018 Edition, Table 129

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ffairfach railway station at Wikimedia Commons