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Arriva Trains Wales - UK
The station with the longest name in the world is located on the Holyhead-Llandudno Junction railway.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, 15-07-2016

Digital photo by Marco van Uden

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There it is then , the station with the longest name in the world (I think ) . It is in Angelsey , Wales . august 1997

Photo: Henk van Vuren
Scan: Kodak Photo CD

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The sign on the Holyhead-bound platform of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station on Anglesey. The second line is the approximate pronunciation as a guide to English speakers - Llan-vire-pooll-guin-gill-go-ger-u-queern-drob-ooll-llandus-ilio-gogo-goch. The 'ch' is as in German, the pronunciation of the Welsh 'll' is notoriously difficult as there is no equivalent in English. Put your tounge as if you were going to say an l and blow. Chris McKenna 16/06/2004

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The recently restored station building at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Chris McKenna 16/06/2004

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The non-rail side of the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station building, the cars giving a good indication of the true scale of the sign! Chris McKenna 16/06/2004

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A general view of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station on Anglesey. The name translates as "The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave" and was coined to bring tourists to the town, originally just Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. Chris McKenna 16/06/2004