How being named as Britain's loneliest railway station brings a boost to business, figures show  


How being named as Britain’s loneliest railway station brings a boost to business, figures show  

Named as Wales’ quietest train station in 2016-17 with just 228 passenger stops, the exposure saw as many visitors in the following 12 months as it had done in the previous 17 years, with 1,824 people coming from far and wide.

The request stop sits on an exposed 150-year-old single-track high in the Cledan Valley, and is “turning into a bit of a tourist destination,” according to Peter Joyce, a volunteer who helps look after the station.

“The other day I popped down to the station to do a little gardening and there was a man waiting on the platform who had made the 12-hour round-trip from London, just to get a ticket that has the destination as Sugar Loaf,” he told the BBC in 2018.

“We’ve had people from the USA coming here because they’ve seen Sugar Loaf station referenced in books because it so unused,” he added.

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