Penyffordd railway station
|Managed by||Transport for Wales|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|1877||Opened as Hope Junction|
|1877||Renamed as Penyffordd for Hope|
|1 March 1913||Renamed as Penyffordd for Leeswood|
|1974||Renamed as Penyffordd|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
The station was renamed from Penyffordd for Leeswood to Penyffordd on 6 May 1974.
The station was opened in 1877 by the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway, on their 1866 line from Wrexham to Buckley. The line north of the station branched to the west running onto the LNWR line from Chester to Denbigh via Mold, which passed beneath the Borderlands route a short distance to the north. The route closed to passengers in 1962, but the connection to it from the station was used for freight traffic towards Mold until 1983 to serve the Synthite factory in Mold. The curve of the branch from the Borderlands line west was used as sidings which still remain, however are disused. The east to west line from Chester to Mold was lifted in 1985. The station's 24-lever signal box, which opened in 1885, controlled these and a second siding link into the nearby Castle Cement factory - this latter connection is still occasionally used by trainloads of imported coal to supply the factory kilns. The current signal box was opened on 17 December 1972.
On the eastern side of the station was an adjoining goods yard which closed on 4 May 1964, and reopened on 4 October 1971 for distributing coal. The station became an unstaffed halt in 1969.
The station has no ticket facilities, so these must be bought in advance of travel or on the train. The original buildings have been replaced with standard waiting shelters. Train running information is offered via CIS screens, telephone (on platform 2) and timetable poster boards. There is step-free access to both platforms, but the station is not listed as DDA-compliant due to the barrow crossing linking the platforms and latched gate at the main entrance.
The station is served by an hourly service southbound to Wrexham General and northbound to Bidston for connections to Liverpool via the Wirral Lines. This drops to a two-hourly frequency in the evenings. From December 2017 A normal weekday frequency now runs on most Bank holidays.
On Sundays there is a train roughly every 90 minutes in each direction.
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Hope||Transport for Wales
|Hope||Great Central Railway
Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
- Connections Between the WM&CQR and LNWR at Hope www.disused-stations.org.uk; Retrieved 2013-08-05
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 31
- Slater, J.N., ed. (July 1974). "Notes and News: Stations renamed by LMR". Railway Magazine. London: IPC Transport Press Ltd. 120 (879): 363. ISSN 0033-8923.
- The Borderlands Line - Route Guide www.penmorfa.com; Retrieved 2013-08-05
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, map XIII
- Disused Stations - Mold www.disused-stations.org; Retrieved 2013-08-05
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 29
- Mitchell & Smith 2013, fig. 30
- Penyfford station facilities National Rail Enquiries
- Table 101 National Rail timetable, Dec 2017
Media related to Penyffordd railway station at Wikimedia Commons