Acrefair railway station

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Acrefair
Acrefair station site geograph-3226261-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1992)
Location
PlaceAcrefair
AreaWrexham
Coordinates52°58′48″N 3°04′34″W / 52.980°N 3.076°W / 52.980; -3.076Coordinates: 52°58′48″N 3°04′34″W / 52.980°N 3.076°W / 52.980; -3.076
Operations
Original companyVale of Llangollen Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
2 June 1862[1]Opened
2 November 1964Closed to goods
18 January 1965[1]Closed to passengers
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Acrefair
Acrefair station site geograph-3226261-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1992)
Location
PlaceAcrefair
AreaWrexham
Coordinates52°58′48″N 3°04′34″W / 52.980°N 3.076°W / 52.980; -3.076Coordinates: 52°58′48″N 3°04′34″W / 52.980°N 3.076°W / 52.980; -3.076
Operations
Original companyVale of Llangollen Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Post-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
2 June 1862[1]Opened
2 November 1964Closed to goods
18 January 1965[1]Closed to passengers
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Acrefair railway station (Pron: Ak-re-vire) was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line in north-east Wales. It closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe.

History[edit]

Although built by the Vale of Llangollen Railway, its services were operated by the Great Western Railway from the outset. The line then passed on to the Western Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948, and was closed by the British Transport Commission.

The station was built at a high-level above King Street, close to its junction with Llangollen Road. Another line, a goods line from the local coalfields and clay works to Pontcysyllte, passed immediately below the station, crossing King Street at street level via a gated crossing. The line was double track between Ruabon and Llangollen and there was a signal box at Acrefair.

According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G & P and there was a 3 ton crane.[2]

The site today[edit]

The course of the line here is now an access road though a small industrial estate.

Preceding stationDisused railwaysFollowing station
Ruabon Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line
 Trevor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 13.
  2. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission

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