Fishguard Harbour railway station


Fishguard Harbour railway station

Infobox UK station
name=Fishguard Harbour
other_name=Porthladd Abergwaun
code=FGH



manager=Arriva Trains Wales
locale=Goodwick
borough=Pembrokeshire
platforms=1
start=August 30 1909
lowusage0405 = 28,284
lowusage0506 = 23,873
lowusage0607 = 29,049

Fishguard Harbour railway station serves the port of Fishguard Harbour, Wales. It is the terminus of one of the branches of the West Wales Line from Swansea.Passenger services are operated by Arriva Trains Wales. There are only two trains each day, to connect with Stena Line ferries to Rosslare, Ireland. First Great Western operated the night service in the winter and both day and night services in the summer from stnlnk|London Paddington until 2003, when the company ran them to Carmarthen only. A Class 158 diesel multiple unit usually works the twice daily service. The Monday to Saturday daytime service originates from stnlnk|Cardiff Central and calls at stnlnk|Llanelli and stnlnk|Whitland only, bypassing stnlnk|Swansea via the Swansea District Line and stnlnk|Carmarthen via the freight-only loop and runs non-stop through the local intermediate stations. Before the train departs Cardiff Central manual announcements are given to ensure that people are aware of the lack of stations the train calls at. The Sunday service calls at all mainline stations and has been known to be worked by Class 175s.

Currently 2006 the Welsh local government bodies are looking at how better the station and railway line can be served by trains.

The station is unusual in that it is not owned by Network Rail but privately by Stena Line. [cite news| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7032642.stm| title=Smoking ban loophole on platform| work=BBC News| date=2007-10-07| accessdate=2008-08-30| ]

References

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/G1517 Campaign Against New Beeching Report]

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