Legacy railway station

Legacy railway station co-served the village of Rhostyllen, Denbighshire, Wales, from 1901 to 1963 on the Pontcysyllte branch.

Legacy
LocationRhostyllen, Denbighshire
Wales
Coordinates53°01′38″N 3°03′15″W / 53.0273°N 3.0541°W / 53.0273; -3.0541Coordinates: 53°01′38″N 3°03′15″W / 53.0273°N 3.0541°W / 53.0273; -3.0541
Grid referenceSJ294483
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 October 1901 (1901-10-01)Opened
1 January 1931Closed to passengers
14 October 1963 (1963-10-14)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 October 1901 by the Great Western Railway. It was situated to the north of Bronwylfa Road. It initially had a ground level signal box but it was later replaced in 1905 with a new one to the west. When Ponkey Crossing Halt closed in 1915, the remainder of the Legacy Branch became a goods siding. The station closed to passengers on 1 January 1931[1] but it remained open to goods, as did the goods siding. The signal box closed in 1952. The station closed to goods on 14 October 1963. The track was lifted in 1964.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 261. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations:Legacy". Disused Station. Retrieved 20 May 2021.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Rhos (GWR)
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Pontcysyllte branch
  Rhostyllen
Line and station closed