Temporary Timetable - Anglesey - 1971

Following the Britannia Bridge fire, it was necessary to rejig train services on both sides of the Menai Strait to reflect the fact that the line between Llanfair PG and Menai Bridge would be unavailable for some time.

In Anglesey, a temporary platform was opend at the closed station of Llanfair PG, and passenger trains were operated between Holyhead and there, with a bus link to Bangor. These trains were either formed of a 2 car Park Royal DMU (M50404 and M56167) or 3 coaches hauled by one of the 2 Class 24s on the island - 5034 or 5083.

Additionally, freight trains operated between Holyhead and Gaerwen, again using one of the Class 24s.

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All this is shown in the working timetable extract. At the time of printing, the bridge was expected to reopen on the 1st August 1971, and the timetable contains all the reinstated through workings from this date. In order to show the "temporary" timetable, I have just given the workings for 3rd May to 31st July 1971. To further aid clarity, I have chosen to split off the mainland and Anglesey portions. I have also added in a Llanfair PG line - in the original documents all Llanfair times appear as footnotes. Finally I have combined information from the Freight and Mandatory Timetables. The final results looks like a printed document, but it was never issued in this form.