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Written by Mark Bearton - 01 Nov 2004
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Location notes
Talacre is a small resort settlement on the North Wales Coast a few miles west of Prestatyn. There is a small amount of industry in the area.
Railway type and traffic
The North Wales Coast Main Line has a regular service operated by class 158 and 175 units with Voyagers on the London services. A morning ballast train from Penmaenmawr and occasional DRS workings to Valley.
The line at this point used to have four tracks. The Up Slow line still exists as a disused siding at this point as it passes through the old Talacre Station. There is a wide gap between the Up and Down lines where the middle platform has been removed.
Environment
The road bridge at Talacre is fairly quiet with the road only leading to a small beach.
Road directions
Talacre is well signposted off the A548 between Fflint and Prestatyn. The road to the beach passes over the railway.

Talacre map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a track to the right just before the road climbs over the railway bridge with a large enough area to leave your car.
Public transport
There is a half hourly bus service, route 11/11A, along the main road linking Prestatyn with Fflint and Chester. There is also a summer only open-top service to Talacre Beach from Prestatyn which passes over the bridge.
Amenities
There are pubs along the main road and some facilities at Talacre, but none near the bridge.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Talacre

Googly map
Streetmap links
Talacre general view map
Talacre close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Talacre



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Photographic notes
Light is best in a morning for trains heading east towards Chester. Pictures can be taken of trains in the opposite direction as they pass the signal box but due to the modern road bridge beyond are poor.


General views - All photographs Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


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