Glanyrafon railway station

Glanyrafon railway station (formerly Glanrafon) is a railway station serving Glanyrafon in Ceredigion in Mid-Wales. It is a request stop on the preserved Vale of Rheidol Railway. It is 2 miles 26 chains (3.74 km) from Aberystwyth and has no surviving station buildings or platforms, passengers are required to step down from the train to the grass below.[1]

Glanyrafon
Station on heritage railway
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View of Glanyrafon halt (before the 2012 removal of the RETB mast)
General information
LocationGlanyrafon, Ceredigion
Wales
Coordinates52°24′16″N 4°02′17″W / 52.404515°N 4.037931°W / 52.404515; -4.037931Coordinates: 52°24′16″N 4°02′17″W / 52.404515°N 4.037931°W / 52.404515; -4.037931
Operated byVale of Rheidol Railway
Platforms1
History
Original companyVale of Rheidol Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
7 May 1904 (1904-05-07)Opened
31 August 1939Temporarily closed
23 July 1945Reopened

In 2012, an RETB signalling mast, which was part of the Cambrian Line infrastructure, was removed from the station by contractors working for Network Rail, having been in place since the 1980s.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Llanbadarn   Vale of Rheidol Railway   Capel Bangor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yonge, John (March 2005) [1990]. Jacobs, Gerald (ed.). Railway Track Diagrams 4: Midlands & North West (2nd ed.). Bradford on Avon: Trackmaps. map 23E. ISBN 0-9549866-0-1.