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Written by Mark Bearton - 27 Jan 2006
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Location notes
Bagillt is on the North Wales Coast, specifically on the banks of the Dee Estuary, about 2 miles west of Fflint and 10-12 miles west of Chester.
Railway type and traffic
There is a regular passenger service on the North Wales Coast main line operated by Arriva trains Wales' 158 and 175 units, generally comprising one per hour to each of Holyhead and Llandudno. These are supplemented by Virgin's Holyhead to London trains. At the start of 2006 loco-haulage still featured on one ATW passenger diagram.
Freight wise there is a daily Freightliner stone working from Penmaenmawr and a weekly DRS flask train from Valley.
Environment
Bagillt is a small string settlement alongside the main Flint to Rhyl dual-carriageway with the railway itself running on a semi-industrial strip of land between the A548 and the beach.
Road directions
Bagillt is located about 2 miles west of Fflint on the A548. Heading west you will run alongside the railway and will see a footbridge on the right by some small industrial units/scrap yards followed by the railway separated from the road by a small inlet from the estuary.

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Bagillt map co-ordinates
Parking
There is room to park by the footbridge, though you will have to U-turn further up due to this being on a dual-carriageway section of the road. Cars should be perfectly safe and you will never be too far away from it anyway.
Public transport
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Amenities
There are no amenities near the locations; however there are shops and a McDonalds in Fflint a short drive away.
Accommodation
Arriva services 11/11A operate every 30 minutes between Chester, Fflint, Prestatyn and Rhyl. The buses use the 'old road' through Bagillt village and do not directly pass the location. Alight in Bagillt and walk to the main A548 road.
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Bagillt

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Photographic notes
The light is reasonable here at most times of day for different directions: In the morning the light will be best from the footbridge for trains heading towards Chester whilst in the afternoon it will be best from by the road for Holyhead direction workings. Sun will be side on around midday.


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


Fig 1 - Looking south east

Westbound train taken from by the road.

Fig 2 - Looking north west


Fig 2 - Looking north west

Eastbound train taken looking opposite way from same place.

Fig 3 - Looking north west - Image Jack Bowey


Fig 3 - Looking north west - <i>Image  Jack Bowey</i>

Eastbound train taken from the footbridge.

Fig 4 - Looking south east - Image Jack Bowey


Fig 4 - Looking south east - <i>Image  Jack Bowey</i>


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