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Penhelig railway station

Penhelig railway station (also spelt Penhelyg) serves the eastern outskirts of the seaside resort of Aberdyfi in Gwynedd, Wales.

Penhelig National Rail
Penhelig station - 2009-02-27.jpg
Location
PlaceAberdyfi
Local authorityGwynedd
Grid referenceSN620961
Operations
Station codePHG
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2012/13Decrease 9,228
2013/14Decrease 9,178
2014/15Decrease 8,956
2015/16Increase 10,780
2016/17Decrease 10,400
History
8 May 1933opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penhelig from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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It was opened by the Great Western Railway in 1933.[1]

Its situation is unusual, being located on a short length of sharply curved single track between two tunnels. The station is an unstaffed halt on the Cambrian Coast Railway with passenger services to Tywyn, Barmouth, Harlech, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. Trains stop on request.

2018 ImprovementsEdit

Between 1 January and 30 March, the station was closed as Network Rail replaced the previous timber platform with an improved structure coated with glass reinforced plastic. This should reduce needed maintenance work as well as improve access to the station. They also improved the station lighting, as well as improvements on the tunnels either side of the station. During the closure, Arriva Trains Wales provided a taxi service to those wishing to use the station.[2]

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Dovey Junction   Transport for Wales
Cambrian Coast Line
  Aberdovey

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Peter. The Cambrian Railways : a new history. ISBN 9780860936442.
  2. ^ "Residents urged to 'drop-in' to find out more about upgrade of Penhelig Station". Network Rail. Network Rail. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

Coordinates: 52°32′46″N 4°02′06″W / 52.546°N 4.035°W / 52.546; -4.035