Pentraeth railway station

Pentraeth railway station was situated on the Red Wharf Bay branch line between Holland Arms railway station and Benllech, the third station after the line branched from the main Anglesey Central Railway. Opening on 1 July 1908, a quarter of a mile out of the village it was one of the two largest stations on the line. On the Up (east) side of the line stood the 120 ft (37 m) platform with several associated huts. Unlike the previous two stations Ceint and Rhyd-y-Saint this was manned, albeit by a maximum of two staff at any one time.[3] There was also a small goods yard just south of the platform. It was also the nearest station for the town of Beaumaris.

Pentraeth
LocationPentraeth, Anglesey
Wales
Coordinates53°16′52″N 4°13′26″W / 53.2810°N 4.2238°W / 53.2810; -4.2238Coordinates: 53°16′52″N 4°13′26″W / 53.2810°N 4.2238°W / 53.2810; -4.2238
Grid referenceSH518783
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLondon and North Western Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
1 July 1908Opened[1]
22 September 1930Closed[2]

The station closed in 1930, the line closed completely in 1950 the track was removed in 1953 and the station building removed. There is no evidence of the station or goods yard left as the site has houses built upon it.[4]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Rhyd-y-Saint   Red Wharf Bay Branch   Llanbedrgoch

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Railway to Red Wharf Bay" (PDF). BBC. 10 April 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Bygone Lines: the Red Wharf Bay Branch". London and North Western Railway Society. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  3. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 82. Carreg Gwalch, 2005
  4. ^ Jones, Geraint: Anglesey Railways, page 104. Carreg Gwalch, 2005

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