Ruabon railway station

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Ruabon National Rail
Welsh: Rhiwabon
Ruabon
The station building
Location
PlaceRuabon
Local authorityWrexham
Grid referenceSJ303438
Operations
Station codeRUA
Managed byArriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/0532,414
2005/06Increase 39,854
2006/07Increase 46,623
2007/08Increase 54,369
2008/09Increase 65,500
2009/10Increase 71,346
2010/11Increase 77,014
2011/12Increase 82,110
History
Key datesOpened 4 November 1846 (4 November 1846)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ruabon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ruabon National Rail
Welsh: Rhiwabon
Ruabon
The station building
Location
PlaceRuabon
Local authorityWrexham
Grid referenceSJ303438
Operations
Station codeRUA
Managed byArriva Trains Wales
Number of platforms2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/0532,414
2005/06Increase 39,854
2006/07Increase 46,623
2007/08Increase 54,369
2008/09Increase 65,500
2009/10Increase 71,346
2010/11Increase 77,014
2011/12Increase 82,110
History
Key datesOpened 4 November 1846 (4 November 1846)
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ruabon from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Portal icon UK Railways portal

Ruabon railway station is a combined rail and bus interchange serving Ruabon in Wrexham, Wales. It is the second busiest station in Wrexham in terms of passenger journeys, after the mainline station, Wrexham General. It is on the Shrewsbury to Chester Line, which is part of the former Great Western Railway mainline route from London Paddington to Birkenhead Woodside which lasted until 1967.

History[edit]

Ruabon station was originally larger than at present, with an extensive marshalling yard with a turntable and goods depot accompanying it, and was the terminus of the Ruabon to Barmouth line which ran via Llangollen, Corwen and Dolgellau.[1] This branch line was a victim of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s, closing to passengers in 1964 and completely four years later.[2] The bay platform serving this route can still be seen at the station.

A fenced-off portion of the passenger footbridge leads to the disused platform

The original station building was Italianate in style and was designed by the architect Thomas Penson and opened on 4 November 1846.[citation needed] However, this was replaced by the current neo-Tudor style stone buildings, designed by Henry Robertson, in 1860. In 1870, refreshment rooms were added between the platforms serving Chester and Barmouth.[citation needed]

Following further cuts in the national railway service, Ruabon station became an unstaffed halt in 1974.

In 2009, it was decided Ruabon station should be refurbished at a cost of £77,000.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Currently, trains run on two routes operated by Arriva Trains Wales:

-Often continues to Chester and Holyhead

-Often continues to Birmingham International or Cardiff Central

Up until January 2011 the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway provided regular daily services between Wrexham and London. This service ceased due to a continuing loss being made by the company.

Weekday bus services[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°59′14″N 3°02′36″W / 52.987176°N 3.043363°W / 52.987176; -3.043363

Preceding stationNational Rail National RailFollowing station
Chirk Arriva Trains Wales
Shrewsbury to Wrexham General Line
 Wrexham General
Historical railways
Rhosymedre Halt Great Western Railway
Shrewsbury to Chester Line
 Wynnville Halt
Acrefair Great Western Railway
Ruabon to Barmouth Line
 Terminus