Holland Arms railway station

Holland Arms railway station was situated on the Anglesey Central Railway line from Gaerwen to Amlwch. Located in the village of Pentre Berw it was known as Holland Arms because of the well known hotel of the same name in the village. It also served as the junction of the Red Wharf Bay branch line from 1908 onwards.[1]

Holland Arms
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General information
LocationPentre Berw, Anglesey
Wales
Coordinates53°13′44″N 4°17′31″W / 53.2288°N 4.2920°W / 53.2288; -4.2920Coordinates: 53°13′44″N 4°17′31″W / 53.2288°N 4.2920°W / 53.2288; -4.2920
Grid referenceSH470726
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyAnglesey Central Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
12 March 1865Station opened
1 July 1908Red Wharf Bay branch opened
22 September 1930Red Wharf Bay branch closed to passengers
3 April 1950Red Wharf Bay branch closed to freight
4 August 1952Station closed to passengers and freight

The original platform was on the Down (west) side of the track and had a wooden building containing a waiting room and ticket office on it. This was replaced by a stone building in 1882.[1] There was also a small goods yard on the down side, just north of the platform. In 1908 to serve the new branch line a second platform with stone building was erected on the Up side (east).

When the Red Wharf Bay branch closed to all traffic in 1950, there was little traffic at Holland Arms, and the station closed in 1952, the first on the Anglesey Central line to do so.[2] Only one platform survives and the station building survives too. The single track goes past the station, towards Gaerwen, one way, and Amlwch the other way.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Gaerwen   Anglesey Central Railway   Llangefni
  Historical railways  
Terminus   Red Wharf Bay Branch   Ceint

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jones, Geraint (2005). Anglesey Railways. Carreg Gwalch.
  2. ^ Rear, W.G. (1994). Anglesey Branch Lines – Amlwch and Red Wharf Bay. Foxline.

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