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Written by Mark Bearton - 01 Nov 2004
last update by Jack Bowley - 28 Nov 2013
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Location notes
Prestatyn is a small seaside town on the North Wales Coast Main Line 25 miles west of Chester.
Railway type and traffic
Class 158 and 175 units work the majority of services along this line with Virgin's Voyagers operating services to London.
The Penmaenmawr stone train runs as required (very rare too) and the Valley flasks vary traction from 20s, 37s and 57s.
Environment
Prestatyn is a small town and quite busy with holiday-makers in summer.
Road directions
Prestatyn is on the A548 and the station is well signposted.

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Prestatyn map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a car park at the railway station also on street parking near the footbridge and crossing.
Public transport
Well served by frequent trains and buses. The station is in the town centre.

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Amenities
There are plenty of shops on the main street and several pubs.
Accommodation
Plenty, given it is a holiday town. It can be busy during high season.
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Prestatyn

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Photographic notes
Light is best in the morning for trains towards Chester and for trains towards Holyhead from dinner time. Photos can be taken from the station which has an island platform so is better for eastbound trains in the afternoon. There is a footbridge to the east which gives good views of the semaphore signals. This is reached by walking from the station past the children's playground on the north side of the line. The foot-crossing to the west gives good shots of trains in either direction and is on a footpath leading again from the road on the north side of the line.


General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east

From the station platform

Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west

From the station foot bridge

Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

From the foot bridge

Fig 4 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking east

From the foot bridge

Fig 5 - Looking east



Fig 5 - Looking east

From the foot crossing

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