Trains to Rhyl

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Rhyl is a Welsh seaside resort town of Denbighshire, it is located between Rhuddlan to the south and Prestatyn to the east. Situated on the north-east coast of Wales at the mount of River Clwyd the town over the years has become an elegant Victoria resort and a popular tourist destination. Since the 1990s, the area declined dramatically due to a decrease in tourism travelling to the area. In recent years thanks to European funding secured by the Welsh Government regeneration projects have contributed to the redevelopment of Rhyl's seafront including Drift Park development on the promenade, the reopening of the town's miniature railway around the Marine Lake, the reconstruction of the West End of Rhyl and £4 million towards the regeneration of Rhyl College.

The town lies on the North Wales Coast Line that serves Rhyl railway station. Arriva Trains Wales provides services to Cardiff via Newport and Crewe and to Manchester Piccadilly, while Virgin trains operate train services between Holyhead and London Euston. Passengers travelling with Arriva Trains Wales can change at Holyhead to catch Stena Line or Irish Ferries connections to Dublin Port.

Typical weekday train services departing from Rhyl station include an hourly stopping service operated by Arriva Trains Wales between Llandudno and Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Airport via Warrington Bank Quay. The train company also runs an alternate hourly train service from Holyhead to Birmingham International calling at Rhydl, and one to Cardiff Central via Chester, Wrexham General and Shrewsbury. To secure from cheap train tickets to Rhydl travellers are advised to purchase Advance online tickets that can be collected at the station prior departure from one of the self-service ticket machines. Virgin Trains operates frequent train services from Holyhead and Bangor to London Euston.  Two train services operate between Birmingham New Street and Crewe-Bangor/Holyhead. On Sundays, there are four trains connecting Rhyl to London, one hourly service to Holyhead and one directed to Crewe.

Travellers departing from Rhyl station will find ticket barriers in operation at the station. They will benefit from digital display screens, timetable posters located on the station premises as well as a ticket office located on Platform 1. The office is opened seven days a week, Monday to Friday from 06:20am to 7:20pm, on Saturdays it is open from 07:00am until 8:00pm, while on Sundays it operates from 09:45am until 4:45pm. Outside ticket office opening hours include a self-service ticket vending machine available for passengers wishing to purchase or collecting pre-paid tickets purchased online or via telephone. The station offers travellers toilets, a cafe, retail units and a waiting room. Platform 2 offers a waiting shelter and canopies. Both platforms are fully accessible by passengers with accessibility requirements as platforms are linked by a footbridge with integrated lift. Additional facilities available to travellers include lost property service, payphones and trolleys. CCTV surveillance cameras and public Wi-Fi operate at Rhyl station.

Rhyl train station is located three-minute walk from the town centre offering heritage lovers a wide array of listed buildings, starting from Bath Street where St Thomas Parish Church. A Grade II listed building set in the town centre is Foryd Harbour Bridge, a blue bridge with connecting the town with Kinmel Bay. Book group train tickets to Rhyl and experience the town top attractions including Rhyl Children's Village theme park featuring the 250-foot (76 m) high Sky Tower, the SeaQuarium, and the New Pavilion Theatre showcasing major music and entertainment shows to an audience of over 1000 people. A family day out could include the opportunity to ride the Rhyl Miniature trains located at Marine Lake, engaging on numerous watersports in the man-made reservoir whilst the kids play in the playground.