Rhos (GWR) railway station

Rhos (GWR) railway station served the village of Rhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire, Wales, from 1901 to 1963 on the Pontcysyllte branch.

Rhos
LocationRhosllanerchrugog, Denbighshire
Wales
Coordinates53°00′40″N 3°03′45″W / 53.0111°N 3.0626°W / 53.0111; -3.0626Coordinates: 53°00′40″N 3°03′45″W / 53.0111°N 3.0626°W / 53.0111; -3.0626
Grid referenceSJ288465
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
British Railways (Western Region)
Key dates
1 October 1901 (1901-10-01)Opened
1 January 1931Closed to passengers
14 October 1964 (1964-10-14)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 October 1901 by the Great Western Railway. It was situated at the west end of School Street. On the west side of the line was a siding that served Rhosllanerchrugog Brick Works and the signal box. To the south were goods facilities which consisted of a brick-built goods shed, two sidings and a 1-ton crane. The station closed to passengers on 1 January 1931 but it was used during the 1945 Eisteddfod festival from 6 to 12 August. It also was used for football specials[1] until the 1950s. The signal box closed in 1952. The final use was a rail tour on 18 April 1959. Goods traffic ceased on 14 October 1963.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 362. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Ros Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 17 May 2021.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Brook Street Halt
Line and station closed
  Great Western Railway
Pontcysyllte branch
  Legacy
Line and station closed