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Colwyn Bay railway station, United Kingdom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 53° 17.783 W 003° 43.529
30U E 451646 N 5905486
Quick Description: Colwyn Bay railway station (Welsh: Bae Colwyn) is on the Crewe to Holyhead North Wales Coast Line.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/25/2019 12:42:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM10KXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Colwyn Bay station was opened by the Chester and Holyhead Railway in October 1849; originally named Colwyn, it was renamed Colwyn Bay in 1876. The station is in an unusual location straddling a curved section of track. As a result, the track bed is cambered so that trains come to rest at the station platform at a significant tilt. In recent years enforcement action was taken by the Environment Agency when fuel oil spilled from the over-filled tanks of a diesel engine and percolated through the track bed and flowed onto the nearby beach, polluting it.[citation needed]

The current station consists of the platform faces that served the former fast lines (the section from here to Llandudno Junction was quadruple track until the 1960s). The platform faces to the slow lines were taken out of service and that on the "down" (westbound) side has been obliterated as a result of the construction of the A55 dual carriageway (along with the old station goods yard). The main station building stands on what was the down island platform. Source-Wikipedia
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Transport for Wales.

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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