- Pwllheli railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Pwllheli
code = PWL
caption = The exterior of Pwllheli station
Arriva Trains Wales
Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway
Great Western Railway
years = 1869
events = Opened
years1 = 1909
events1 = Moved to current site
years2 = 1977
events2 = Signal boxes and 3 of 4 platforms closed
platforms = 1
lowusage0405 = 57,886
lowusage0506 = 60,403
lowusage0607 = 62,513
Pwllheli railway station is a
railway stationserving the small coastal town of Pwllhelion the Llŷn Peninsulain Gwynedd, Wales. It is the terminus of the Cambrian Coast Railway.
The original station was built in 1869 by the
Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, one of the constituent companies of the Cambrian Railways.
Following land reclamation, the railway was extended west, closer to the town centre, and a new station was opened on the current site in 1909. This station had 2 platforms and a small loading dock, a layout which survived until rationalisation in 1976..
A goods yard was developed on the site of the original station. The site also included a turntable which is now in the possession of the
West Somerset Railway.
The Great Western Railway doubled the line between Pwllheli Station and the Goods yard in order to increase capacity, but the signals were removed in 1976, and the double track section now forms a long run-round loop for visiting charter trains.
Prior to the closure of the Afon Wen to Caernarfon Line in 1964, there were two named express services daily during the summer between Pwllheli and
Cambrian Coast Express" ran via Machynlleth, Shrewsburyand Birminghamto London (Paddington).
The Welshman" ran via Caernarfonand Creweto London (Euston).
12 September1976 both signal boxes at the station were closed. The number of platforms was reduced to one. A supermarket was eventually developed on the redundant land.
The station currently has one platform, a siding and a loop. Services are operated by
Arriva Trains Walesand depart from Pwllheli for Machynlleth, Shrewsbury or Birmingham. Occasional charter services also terminate at the station. Cambrian Railways
col = GWR colour
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