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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 and loco-hauled Pendolinos 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.
The road bridge at Talacre is fairly quiet with the road only leading to a small beach.
Talacre is well signposted off the A548 between Fflint and Prestatyn. The road to the beach passes over the railway. Talacre map co-ordinates
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.
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.
There are pubs along the main road and some facilities at Talacre, but none near the bridge.
Where on the map
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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.
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