Dolgellau railway station

Dolgellau railway station
Dolgellau
Location
Place Dolgellau
Area Gwynedd
Operations
Original company Bala and Dolgelly Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Post-grouping Great Western Railway
Platforms 2
History
4 August 1868 Opened
18 January 1965 Closed to passengers
4 May 1964 Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Dolgellau railway station (Pron: Dol-geth-lye) in Gwynedd, North Wales, was a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line, originally the terminus of a Cambrian Railways branch from Barmouth Junction, then linked by the Great Western Railway to Bala and Ruabon. The station spent most of its life with the Anglicised spelling of Dolgelly, which was only altered to the Welsh Dolgellau on 12 September 1960. It was opened on 4 August 1868, and closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 as a result of the Beeching Axe.

It had two platforms and a passing loop, an extensive goods yard and turntable. According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G, P, F, L, H & C and there was a 6 ton crane.[1]

No trace remains of the station, which was demolished in the late 1970s to make way for the A470 Dolgellau bypass.

Neighbouring stations

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Dolserau Halt   Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
  Penmaenpool

References

  1. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

External links

Coordinates: 52°44′41″N 3°53′02″W / 52.74478°N 3.88387°W / 52.74478; -3.88387



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