Holyhead

Location type

Major station

Name and dates

Holyhead

Station code: HHD National Rail
Where: Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Opened on the Chester and Holyhead Railway.




Dates

  /  /1859Chester and Holyhead Railway North Wall Extension (Midland Great Western Railway)
London and North Western Railway steamers from Holyhead serve Dublin North Wall, where the LNWR opens a Dublin North Wall [LNWR] station and sidings connected to the Midland Great Western Railway line, the station located just east of Dublin North Wall Goods [MGWR].
  /  /1884City of Dublin Junction Railways
Act passed to connect the Dublin and Kingstown Railway to other railways in Dublin (the ^Loop Line^). (Previously opposed by the London and North Western Railway for fear of loss of traffic from the Holyhead to Dublin North Wall route.)
  /  /1901International Engineering Congress, Glasgow
Three tunnel routes considered from Scotland/Wales to Ireland: Mull of Kintyre to Antrim (revival of the 1868 proposal, rejected due to remoteness of Kintyre), Holyhead to Howth (rejected due to length), Wigtownshire to Larne/Donaghadee (passing north round the deep trench of the Beaufort^s Dyke). Latter considered most suitable with a route from north of Portpatrick to Whitehead.
  /  /1909London and North Western Railway
Many Holyhead services relocated from Dublin North Wall [LNWR] to Dun Laoghaire.
  /  /1926Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway
Passenger steamers from Holyhead withdrawn. Traffic patterns were impacted by the 1921 Partition.
29/12/1951Dundalk, Newry and Greenore Railway
Last steamer from Holyhead.