Rhostyllen railway station

Rhostyllen (pronounced [r̥ɔsˈtəɬən], Ross-tuth-l'n) was a minor railway station of the Great Western Railway, located on the Rhos Branch just off the Shrewsbury to Chester Line a couple of miles south of Wrexham in Wales. Rhostyllen was a mining area and the rail-served Bersham Colliery was just to the south.

Rhostyllen
LocationRhostyllen & Bersham, Wrexham
Wales
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 October 1901[1]Station opens
1 Jan 1931Closed to passengers
14 Oct 1963Closed to goods [2]

According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G & P† and there was no crane. It is curious that parcels and miscellaneous traffic was still being handled here at that date, twenty five years after the station had closed to passengers.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/r/rhostyllen/index.shtml
  2. ^ Clinker, C.R., (1978) Clinker’s Register of Closed Stations, Avon Anglia ISBN 0-905466-19-5
  3. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

Neighbouring stationsEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Legacy   Great Western Railway
Rhos Branch
  Wrexham General

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Coordinates: 53°02′01″N 3°01′36″W / 53.0336°N 3.0266°W / 53.0336; -3.0266