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Penrhyndeudraeth railway station is a railway station serving the small town of Penrhyndeudraeth on the Dwyryd Estuary in Gwynedd, Wales. It is a station on the Cambrian Coast Railway with services between Shrewsbury and Pwllheli via Machynlleth.

Penrhyndeudraeth National Rail
Penrhyndeudraeth Station.jpg
Location
PlacePenrhyndeudraeth
Local authorityGwynedd
Coordinates52°55′44″N 4°03′54″W / 52.929°N 4.065°W / 52.929; -4.065Coordinates: 52°55′44″N 4°03′54″W / 52.929°N 4.065°W / 52.929; -4.065
Grid referenceSH613388
Operations
Station codePRH
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*
2013/14Decrease 40,654
2014/15Decrease 39,962
2015/16Increase 51,872
2016/17Increase 56,788
2017/18Decrease 56,156
History
Original companyAberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Pre-groupingCambrian Railways
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
2 September 1867 (1867-09-02)Opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Penrhyndeudraeth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

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HistoryEdit

The railway line between Machynlleth and Pwllheli was authorised to be built by the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway (A&WCR) on 22 July 1861.[1] During construction, the A&WCR amalgamated with the Cambrian Railways,[2] this being authorised on 5 July 1865 and effective from 5 August 1866.[3] The section between Barmouth and Afon Wen opened on 2 September 1867,[4] and Penrhyndeudraeth station opened the same day.[5]

In 2016, The Welsh Government funded the installation of reinforced glass fibre 'humps' on the platforms to improve access for wheelchair and pushchair users onto and off trains.[6]

 
Pwllheli - Chester train at Penrhyndeudraeth in 1964

ServicesEdit

Trains call here every two hours (approximately) on weekdays. Most southbound trains continue beyond Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International. 3 trains each way call in the summer on Sundays, but just one each way in winter.[7]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Kidner, R.W. (1992) [1954]. The Cambrian Railways. The Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-439-3. OL55.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.

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  Historical railways  
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  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
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