World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ffestiniog railway station

Article Id: WHEBN0007399943
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ffestiniog railway station  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bala and Festiniog Railway, Maentwrog Road railway station, Festiniog and Blaenau Railway, Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station, Llan Ffestiniog
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Ffestiniog railway station

Llan Ffestiniog railway station was a railway station in Llan Ffestiniog, North Wales. It opened as the terminus of the narrow gauge Festiniog and Blaenau Railway on 29 May 1868. On 1 September 1882 the standard gauge Bala Ffestiniog Line reached Llan Ffestiniog from the south. The standard gauge station was just to the north-east and some thirty feet above the narrow gauge terminus. Standard gauge station facilities included a loading shed for slate brought by road from Drum and other local quarries, loading facilities had previously been provided at the narrow gauge station, the slate travelling in FR wagons. The following year the narrow gauge line was converted to standard gauge but narrow gauge trains continued to run until 5 September 1883 using a third rail. Standard gauge trains first ran from Bala to Blaenau Ffestiniog on 10 September 1883. [1]

The station closed to passenger services on 2 January 1960 and freight services a year later on 27 January 1961. The line was quickly reopened in 1964 for freight to Trawsfynydd nuclear power station and was also used during the 1980s for freight traffic to a siding serving the explosives factory in Penrhyndeudraeth.

Station site today

As of 2011, The whole station site has been completely demolished, although the line (now currently mothballed) still exists and through the site to as far as Trawsfynydd,

Recently, there were at least two attempts to preserve what remains of the line, though neither succeeded. However, it is still hoped that one day the surviving line could see future preservation once investigations are carried out to test the whole section towards Trawsfynydd for future tourism use.

References

  1. ^ Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire - Volume 1 (ISBN 0-85361-365-6)

External links

  • Ffestiniog station on navigable 1953 O. S. map
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Manod   Festiniog and Blaenau Railway   Terminus
Cwm Teigl Halt   Great Western Railway
Bala Ffestiniog Line
  Maentwrog Road


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.