Dolgarrog railway station

Dolgarrog National Rail
Dolgarrog station platform
Location
Place Dolgarrog
Local authority Conwy
Operations
Station code DLG
Managed by Arriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures and station information
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Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   992
2005/06 * increase 1,424
2006/07 * decrease 1,106
2007/08 * decrease 840
2008/09 * decrease 664
2009/10 * decrease 382
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dolgarrog from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Dolgarrog railway station is an unstaffed halt, and a request stop, on the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog and is located on the east bank of the River Conwy just across the A470 road from Plas Maenan, which was the home of Henry Jack, the Managing Director of the Aluminium Corporation from 1916 to 1927, together with its associated enterprises including the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland Railway. Plas Maenan is now a small country house hotel and restaurant with landscaped grounds and a superb view.

The station was built by the LNWR in 1916 to provide sidings and an interchange facility with a short standard gauge industrial line, built by the Aluminium Corporation to serve Dolgarrog village and the aluminium works that are about a mile from the station on the west bank of the river.

The industrial line crossed the river by a substantial girder bridge (still used as a footbridge, which is the only way to reach the station from the village of Dolgarrog). It was initially equipped with two locomotives ten 12 ton wagons, and two passenger carriages. Morning and evening passenger services were free and operated from 1917 to 1932. Goods traffic, which was heavy during the war, continued but declined in the 1950s. The line closed in 1960 and was lifted in 1964.

Plas Maenan Hotel

References

Dolgarrog, an Industrial History, Eric Jones and David Gwyn, Gwynedd Archives, 1989 ISBN 0-901337-50-1

External links

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Arriva Trains Wales

Coordinates: 53°11′10″N 3°49′23″W / 53.186°N 3.823°W / 53.186; -3.823


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