Station Name: CONWAY MARSH/CONWAY MORFA

 

[Source: Nick Catford & Paul Wright]



Date opened: 1895
Location: West of A547
Company on opening: London & North Western Railway
Date closed to passengers: 1929
Date closed completely: 1929
Company on closing: London & North Western Railway
Present state: Demolished
County: Caernarvonshire
OS Grid Ref: SH765783
Date of visit: 10.8.2008

Notes: A non timetabled station called Conway Marsh was opened on the Chester - Holyhead line one mile west of Conway in 1895 to serve a nearby army camp and ranges. After closure of the camp the station was retained for passenger excursions for which it was renamed Conway Morfa. The last recorded us os the station was in 1929.

For a full history of the Chester - Holyhead line see the North Wales Coast Railway web site

Further reading: The Chester & Holyhead Railway by Peter E. Baughan (1972) - Volume 1 & 2, Published by David & Charles ISBN 10-0715356178 and Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain Vol. 11, North & Mid Wales by P.E. Baughan, published by David & Charles (1991) ISBN-10: 0946537593. Tickets from Michael Stewart

To see other stations on the Chester - Holyhead line click on the station name: Sandycroft, Queensferry, Connahs Quay, Bagillt, Holywell Junction, Mostyn, Talacre, Prestatyn (1st site), Prestatyn (2nd site and Dystrth branch platform), Foryd, Llandulas, Llysfaen, Old Colwyn, Mochdre & Pabo, Llandudno Junction (1st site), Conway, Llanfairfechan, Aber, Menai Bridge, Britannia Bridge, Gaerwen & Valley


The site of Conway Marsh Station looking west in August 2008
P
hoto by Paul Wright



 

 

 

[Source: Nick Catford & Paul Wright]


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