Longest Train Station Name
Posted by: Windsocker
N 53° 13.250 W 004° 12.550
30U E 419268 N 5897519
Quick Description: The railway station with the longest name in the world.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch railway station which runs on the North Wales Line from London’s Euston station to Holyhead on the isle of Anglesey.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/15/2008 1:29:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM35QY
Construction began on the railway track between Holyhead and Chester on St. David's Day in 1845. The station at Llanfairpwll opened three years later when two locomotives were shipped to Holyhead. It then remained open until 1966 which was four years before the accidental fire that destroyed the Britannia Bridge.
Fortunately the bridge was rebuilt and Llanfairpwll station re-opened for local stopping trains in 1973. After changing ownership several times, the old station house was restored in 1995 to how it would have looked in Victorian times.
It serves the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. The full length name of the station is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch, it is a Victorian composition primarily for the benefit of tourists.
National Rail also refer to the station by the older published form of Llanfair P.G.
Although famous for having the longest station name in the UK, trains usually stop at the station only on request.
Date the Record Happened: 21st October 1992
Where did this record happen: village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Who Broke this record: Never Broken
Is there something to see here?: Yes
What is there to see here: The Railway station
Website that Shows record happening or area now: Not listed
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