Llanwrtyd railway station

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Location
Place Llanwrtyd Wells
Local authority Powys
Coordinates 52°06′18″N3°37′55″W / 52.105°N 3.632°W / 52.105; -3.632 Coordinates: 52°06′18″N3°37′55″W / 52.105°N 3.632°W / 52.105; -3.632
Grid reference SN883464
Operations
Station codeLNW
Managed by Transport for Wales
Number of platforms2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease2.svg 8,952
2015/16Decrease2.svg 7,736
2016/17Decrease2.svg 7,484
2017/18Decrease2.svg 7,254
2018/19Increase2.svg 7,368
History
Key datesOpened 1867 (1867)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Llanwrtyd from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Llanwrtyd railway station serves the town of Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales. The station is on the Heart of Wales Line 53½ miles (86 km) north east of Swansea. The railway station is located at street level at Station Road near the town centre. All trains serving the station are operated by Transport for Wales.

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History

Station building on platform 2 (June 2013) Llanwrtyd Wells station building (geograph 3498158).jpg
Station building on platform 2 (June 2013)

Opened by the LNWR on 6 May 1867, [1] as part of the company's Central Wales Extension Railway project, it is the location of one of the route's five remaining passing loops. The loop points and associated indicators have recently been replaced as part of a £5 million project by Network Rail to renew all five loops on the line.

Facilities

The main buildings on the northbound platform still stand and whilst the station is now unstaffed (tickets must be bought on the train), a waiting room is available within this building. A public phone and customer help point is available on this side, whilst the southbound platform has a waiting shelter only. Digital information screens and timetable posters provide train running details. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the southbound one requires the use of a steeply inclined ramp. [2]

Services

There are four trains a day in each direction - southbound to Swansea and northbound to Shrewsbury from Monday to Saturday, and two services on Sundays. [3] It is the crossover point where certain services running north to south meet the corresponding service running south to north (bar Sundays), whereupon a crew swap between northern based and southern Welsh based train crew occurs.

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References

  1. Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 147. ISBN   1-85260-508-1. R508.
  2. Llanrwtyd station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 7 April 2017
  3. Table 129 National Rail timetable, December 2018

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