Meillionen railway station

Meillionen railway station
Meillionen
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A southerly view of the halt under construction
Location
Place Beddgelert
Area Gwynedd
Coordinates 53°01′05″N 4°07′22″W / 53.01817°N 4.12290°W / 53.01817; -4.12290Coordinates: 53°01′05″N 4°07′22″W / 53.01817°N 4.12290°W / 53.01817; -4.12290
Operations
Managed by Welsh Highland Railway
Owned by Festiniog Railway Company
Platforms 1
History
8 April 2009 Public opening
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A northerly view of Beddgelert Forest Halt during construction.

Meillionen railway station (Forest Camp Site) is a halt on the Welsh Highland Railway. It opened to the public when the section of line between Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert re-opened on April 8th 2009.

The station has been built to serve the popular Beddgelert Forest Campsite, run by the Forestry Commission in association with The Camping and Caravanning Club. It is hoped that the railway will provide a greener alternative to the car for campers wishing to travel to Caernarfon, Porthmadog and, other points served in the Snowdonian National Park.

The name Meillionen derives from the Afon Meillionen (Welsh for Clover River) which runs under the railway a little to the north. Before completion, it was to be called Beddgelert Forest Halt but was re-named to comply with the company's policy of naming WHR halts in Welsh.[1] The halt's running in board, however, does have the sub-title Forest Camp Site. Construction of the station started in 2006 and a waiting shelter was built in April 2009.

References

  1. ^ "Phase 4: Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog; Hafod Ruffydd - Beddgelert Forest Campsite". http://www.whrsoc.org.uk/WHRProject/phase4/ruffydd-forest.htm. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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See also

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Rhyd Ddu   Welsh Highland Railway   Beddgelert

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