Llandudno Junction

Llandudno Junction (Welsh: Cyffordd Llandudno), once known as Tremarl, is a small town in the county borough of Conwy, Wales. It is part of the ancient parish of Llangystennin, and it is located south of Llandudno. It adjoins Deganwy and is to the east of the walled town of Conwy, which is on the opposite side of the River Conwy. The population is 6,429 (2001) and is part of the community of Conwy.

The town grew up around Llandudno Junction railway station, which is a junction between the Crewe-Holyhead line and the Llandudno-Blaenau Ffestiniog line. There are through trains from Manchester to Llandudno, but passengers travelling from London, Cardiff, or Holyhead to Llandudno usually have to change trains at Llandudno Junction.

Llandudno Junction, in addition to its passenger interchange, had a major steam locomotive servicing depot and extensive goods facilities. This railway depot was called 6G, and a new section of the A546 (carrying the name "Ffordd 6G Road") now crosses the site. The site of the depot and goods yard has been redeveloped, now accommodating a business park, fast food outlets, a leisure centre, a Cineworld multiplex cinema, and a Tesco supermarket.

Local employment opportunities changed significantly in the latter quarter of the 20th century owing to the loss not only of the railway depots but also of a major electrical manufacturing facility (Hotpoint), which factory site has been redeveloped as a housing estate.

Another part of the factory site has been bought by the Welsh Assembly Government and construction began in 2007 on a new office building that will house around 525 employees, including about 100 tourism, transport and enterprise jobs which will be relocated to the site from Cardiff. The keys to the building were officially handed over from the developers in May 2010.

The Old Station Hotel stands opposite the railway station. It is known locally as 'The Killer' or in Welsh 'Y Killer' as this is where the railway workers would spend their lunch breaks, i.e. 'killed time'.

There are two primary schools in Llandudno Junction, Ysgol Maelgwn and Ysgol Nant-y-Coed. The town is home to a 9 screen multiplex Cineworld cinema, Llandudno Junction Leisure Centre, a Tesco supermarket, and a McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant.

Llandudno Junction F.C. enjoys good support from the locals. The town was previously home to Welsh Cup winners Borough United F.C..

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Llandudno Junction F.C. - Previous Clubs
... Llandudno Junction FC are not the first team of that name ... The original Llandudno Junction first played in the North Wales Coast League Division One in 1910, but folded in 1927 ... A second Llandudno Junction entered the Vale Of Conwy League 3rd Division at the start of the 1937/38 season ...
Llandudno Junction F.C.
... Llandudno Junction FC are a part-time football club based in Llandudno Junction, playing in the Welsh Alliance League in Wales ...

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