The Royal Scot enters Llanfairpwll railway station
Photo : Tim Snow

Llanfairpwll Railway Station

The railway station at Llanfairpwll opened in 1848 and is a station on the North Wales coast line. The railway station is more popular for photographs with the name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which is still the longest place name in Europe.

Construction on the Chester to Holyhead railway began on St. David’s Day in 1845.

The station and platform at Llanfairpwll railway from the footbridge

Platform and Station Buildings

The platform at Llanfairpwll railway station is still open and in use today, although not every train stops there.

The station has two platforms, one for the western line which travels up towards Holyhead and the other which travels in an easterly direction which goes over the Britannia Bridge and down the North Wales coast. According to recent figures the annual passenger usage is about 19,500, which is quite a lot for such a small station.

Newly painted foot bridge at Llanfairpwll Railway Station

The Footbridge

The footbridge at Llanfairpwll station allows you to get onto platform 2, the western line up to Holyhead and is Anglesey’s only passenger footbridge. The footbridge is the original configuration.

In April 2017 the footbridge which is over a 100 years old was temporally removed and received an upgrade to the tune of £395,000 including specialist refurbishment and repairs at the Centregreat Engineering Ltd Rail workshop in Cardiff.

Llanfairpwll signal box from bridge

Llanfairpwll Signal Box

This small square signal box is situated approximately 100 meters up the line in the direction of the Britannia bridge, and is there to control the gates, as the railway line crosses a small link road between the A5 and the A4080 to Brynsiencyn road. The signal box at Llanfairpwll remains in its original configuration.

This signal box at Llanfairpwll is the smallest one on the Anglesey railway line.

Originally there was a turntable, railway goods yard and sidings, the yard and siding are under the car park that now belongs to James Pringle.

The station office is now closed and has no staff or provision to purchase tickets, you will need to purchase these before hand or on the train.

To see when trains are passing through or stopping at Llanfairpwll station please check here

The postcode for the railway station at Llanfairpwll is LL61 5UJ

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