About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About Llangennech Station
Llangennech railway station serves the village of Llangennech near Llanelli, West Wales. Llangennech station is located at street level about half a mile away from the centre of the village. It is one of two stations (neighbouring Bynea being the other) located on the double track portion of the route that is shared with the Swansea District Line.
The station is unstaffed and has no permanent buildings other than basic shelters on each platform. Passengers wishing to travel must buy tickets on the train or in advance. Amenities are limited to the standard CIS display, customer help point and payphone (the latter two at the main entrance). The platforms are linked by a barrow crossing, which is not recommended for use by disabled travellers without assistance.
In 2016, The Welsh Government funded the installation of reinforced glass fibre 'humps' on the platforms to improve access for wheelchair and pushchair users onto and off trains.
There are four trains a day in each direction through to Swansea and Shrewsbury) from Monday to Saturday, plus a fifth Monday to Friday a.m peak service from Carmarthen to Llandovery and back to Swansea; two services each way call on Sundays. This is a request stop, whereby passengers have to give a hand signal to the approaching train driver to board or notify the guard when they board that they wish to alight from the train there.