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Abergele & Pensarn railway station - United Kingdom
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 53° 17.674 W 003° 34.957
30U E 461167 N 5905197
Quick Description: Abergele & Pensarn railway station on the North Wales Coast Line serves the North Wales town of Abergele. It is located in the coastal suburb of Pensarn.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/29/2019 2:03:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM10MPY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
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Long Description:
Abergele & Pensarn railway station on the North Wales Coast Line serves the North Wales town of Abergele. It is located in the coastal suburb of Pensarn.
Opened as Abergele by the Chester and Holyhead Railway on 1 May 1848,it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The line then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The station in 1962

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by Regional Railways although Intercity Sector trains passed through on their way from London Euston and the Midlands to Holyhead.

The Privatisation of British Rail led to services being provided by Wales and Borders until 2003, Arriva Trains Wales until 2018, and in the present day, Transport for Wales.

The station had been the location of a Camping coach. It was originally served by loops off the main line in both directions, but the eastbound one was removed in the late 1980s and the main line realigned to pass through the platform. However the westbound one remained in use until early 2017 - it was decommissioned over the weekend of 8/9 January. The loop has now been lifted and the platform extended out to reach the remaining main line. A replacement bus service was provided to Rhyl whilst the work was in progress, as westbound trains were not to call until the work was completed.The platform reopened to traffic on 12 March 2017.As part of the same modernisation scheme, the signal box here will be abolished in March 2018, when new colour light signalling is commissioned between Colwyn Bay and Shotton.
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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