Holywell Town

Holywell Town was the terminus of the short (nearly three kilometre long) branch line from Holywell Junction.
Type: National Rail
(Holywell Branch Line)
Opened: 1912
Closed: 1954
Platforms: 1

Holywell Junction, which opened in 1848, was not that close to the town so the London & North Western Railway opened a branch line in 1912 that ran up a one in twenty-seven gradient to Holywell. The line followed much of the route of the Holywell Railway Company [1] line from Holywell Junction to industries North of Holywell though the Holywell Railway had never managed to get the line to Holywell itself. The station had a single platform with wooden shelters but also had goods facilities and a run-round loop.

Although custom on the line was reasonable the station the line was closed in 1954 following a decline in service during and after the Second World War. Holywell Junction was also closed in the following decade.
LNWR officials at the opening of the station [1]

Holywell Town [1]

[1] "Opening of a branch line of the L and NW Railway", Railway Times (July 6 1912) p. 13