Dolau railway station

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Dolau National Rail
Dolau station, 1992 geograph-3865369-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location
PlaceDolau
Local authorityPowys
Grid referenceSO139670
Operations
Station codeDOL
Managed byTransport for Wales
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 1,406
2014/15Decrease 1,396
2015/16Increase 1,432
2016/17Increase 1,528
2017/18Decrease 1,372
History
Key datesOpened 1865 (1865)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dolau from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Dolau railway station is an unstaffed railway station with one platform serving the small village of Dolau in Powys, mid Wales. It is located on the Heart of Wales Line and is served by four trains each direction Monday-Saturday (plus a fifth northbound service on weekdays only) and two trains each direction on Sundays.[1] Passenger services are operated by Transport for Wales, it is a request stop for southbound trains only - those heading towards Shrewsbury have to stop here so that the train crew can activate the controls for the adjacent half barrier level crossing.[2]

The station is tended to by the Dolau Station Action Group, who has decorated the platform with plants, flowers, a wooden waiting shelter and clock; the shelter houses a guestbook as well as the awards the station has received. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a plaque at the station in 2002 commemorating her visit during the Golden Jubilee visit to Wales.[3] Like most other stations on the route, it has been fitted with a digital information screen and customer help point to provide train running details, it also has a bicycle rack and payphone.[4]

Formerly known as Dolau Halt, the suffix was dropped in 1969.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Table 129 National Rail timetable, December 2018
  2. ^ "Instructions to drivers at Dolau station" (2004) Lucas, John Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 21 July 2017
  3. ^ "Children cheer Queen on tour"BBC News, Wales article 13 June 2002; Retrieved 21 July 2017
  4. ^ Dolau station facilities National Rail Enquiries

Further reading[edit]

  • Organ, John (2008). Mitchell, Vic (ed.). Craven Arms to Llandeilo. West Sussex: Middleton Press. figs. 42-45. ISBN 9781906008352. OCLC 648080889.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Pen-y-Bont   Transport for Wales
Heart of Wales Line
  Llanbister Road
The station garden in 1997

Coordinates: 52°17′42″N 3°15′50″W / 52.295°N 3.264°W / 52.295; -3.264