Llandybie railway station

Llandybie railway station serves the village of Llandybie near Ammanford, West Wales. The railway station is located below street level just off Kings Road. This is a convenient stop for Glynhir Estate and Glynhir Falls. Two miles from the station is the Llandybie 18-hole golf course.

Llandybie

Welsh: Llandybïe
National Rail
Minimal facilities at Llandybie railway station - geograph.org.uk - 4444896.jpg
LocationLlandybie, Carmarthenshire
Wales
Coordinates51°49′16″N 4°00′14″W / 51.821°N 4.004°W / 51.821; -4.004Coordinates: 51°49′16″N 4°00′14″W / 51.821°N 4.004°W / 51.821; -4.004
Grid referenceSN619154
Managed byTransport for Wales
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeLLI
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Opened1857
Passengers
2016/17Increase 9,382
2017/18Increase 10,756
2018/19Decrease 9,580
2019/20Decrease 8,952
2020/21Decrease 98
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales. For trains travelling south this is a request stop, but those travelling north have to make a mandatory call[1] so that the train driver can press the plunger on the platform that activates the warning lights & barriers at the adjacent level crossing over the A483 prior to departure.[2]

When the original station was replaced, the signal box was saved and can be found on the Gwili Railway at Bronwydd Arms.[3]

FacilitiesEdit

Amenities at the station are basic. There is no ticket provision (so all tickets have to be purchased on the train or in advance) and only a single stone waiting shelter is provided, along with timetable poster board, Digital CIS display and customer help point next to the station entrance. Step-free access is available from the car park to the platform, but the connecting ramp is quite steep and assistance may be required for disabled passengers wishing to travel from here.[4]

ServicesEdit

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.

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Ammanford   Transport for Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Ffairfach

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable December 2018, Table 129 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ Llandybie Railway Station - View towards Ffairfach from Llandybie Jaggery, Geograph.org; Retrieved 8 July 2016
  3. ^ Llandybie Signal Box in 1975 Catford, Nick Disused Stations Site Record; Retrieved 24 July 2017
  4. ^ Llandybie station facilities National Rail Enquiries

External linksEdit

  Media related to Llandybie railway station at Wikimedia Commons