Nantyronen railway station

Nantyronen railway station is a railway station serving Nantyronen in Ceredigion in Mid-Wales. It is an intermediate station and request stop on the preserved Vale of Rheidol Railway. It is accessible by road from the village of Nantyronen, and also from the Devil's Bridge road (above), by descending the hillside on a steep winding lane.

Nantyronen
Station on heritage railway
Permaquip locomotive at Nantyronen.jpeg
The Permaquip locomotive and wagon form a works train at Nantyronen railway station.
General information
LocationCeredigion
Wales
Coordinates52°23′07″N 3°56′53″W / 52.385383°N 3.948169°W / 52.385383; -3.948169Coordinates: 52°23′07″N 3°56′53″W / 52.385383°N 3.948169°W / 52.385383; -3.948169
Grid referenceSN674781
Managed byVale of Rheidol Railway
Platforms1
Key dates
1902Station opens
31 August 1939Station closes due to World War 2
23 July 1945Station reopens
2013Station building and surfaced platform constructed

FacilitiesEdit

The station has operated throughout the history of the railway, except for a short closure during World War Two. The original station waiting shelter was demolished by British Rail. Later, a temporary building was located at the site. Following the provision of grant money from the European Union for rural community infrastructure investment,[1] the station was considerably developed during 2013, and now has a raised-level and surfaced platform, fencing, and an attractive period (replica) station building. The car park area has been developed, and the site landscaped. There is also a water tower as all steam trains heading to Devil's Bridge stop to take on water.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Details of the grant available here.

External linksEdit

Preceding station    Heritage railways Following station
Capel Bangor   Vale of Rheidol Railway   Aberffrwd