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Very nice photos and details.
What's the reason for closing the town footbridge at Holyhead?
Is it Covid, or some structural problem - it's nearly new!
Holyhead is to be my first destination by train when I can pluck up the courage to get back on one.
I bet there weren't many passengers on the double Voyager...
 
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Very nice photos and details.
What's the reason for closing the town footbridge at Holyhead?
It it Covid, or some structural problem - it's nearly new!
Holyhead is to be my first destination by train when I can pluck up the courage to get back on one.
I bet there weren't many passengers on the double Voyager...

The reason for closure of the footbridge I believe was anti-social behaviour.

Whilst the journey from Chester to Holyhead is superb, Holyhead as a destination sadly has the run-down ambience found at many seaside port towns. I wouldn’t say it’s dire (Rhyl is worse!), but equally it’s the sort of place one visits to tick off the list, if you get my meaning.
 

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Platform 2 is closed currently at Holyhead too. When I was there on Friday the announcements made it sound like P2 would be closed permanently, and some of the track near the buffers was partially buried.
 

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The reason for closure of the footbridge I believe was anti-social behaviour.

Whilst the journey from Chester to Holyhead is superb, Holyhead as a destination sadly has the run-down ambience found at many seaside port towns. I wouldn’t say it’s dire (Rhyl is worse!), but equally it’s the sort of place one visits to tick off the list, if you get my meaning.

Very nice photos and details.
What's the reason for closing the town footbridge at Holyhead?
Is it Covid, or some structural problem - it's nearly new!
Holyhead is to be my first destination by train when I can pluck up the courage to get back on one.
I bet there weren't many passengers on the double Voyager...
Plenty of empty seats on the double voyager I travelled on to Holyhead - 10.49 ex-Crewe on Monday, 10 May, which is the same service I photographed two days later passing the Ty Croes distant!
 

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I plan a day trip on my bike from there so thanks for the heads up to avoid the town. Such a shame
 

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The reason for closure of the footbridge I believe was anti-social behaviour.

Whilst the journey from Chester to Holyhead is superb, Holyhead as a destination sadly has the run-down ambience found at many seaside port towns. I wouldn’t say it’s dire (Rhyl is worse!), but equally it’s the sort of place one visits to tick off the list, if you get my meaning.
I do wonder if those who make throwaway comments about Rhyl have been back recently and seen the improvements.
The beach is superb, the harbour area very attractive and the front very much improved.
As with other seaside towns, some shops have closed due to the present economic difficulties or the pandemic, but a serious effort has been made to improve it.
Michael Portillo's recent episode on Rhyl and the Marine Lake Railway gave a very positive image, and that is what is needed.
 
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I plan a day trip on my bike from there so thanks for the heads up to avoid the town. Such a shame
Have you thought that people like you avoiding the town might be part of the problem?

Sure, it's poor, but Holyhead is rammed full of historic interest. Maybe you should ignore the advice of snobs lamenting the lack of soy lates and shops selling overpriced 'crafts' and 'artisan foods' and pay it a visit. The same goes for Rhyl.
 
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I spent a weekend in Holyhead a few years ago (ostensibly on a sailing weekend, but the weather was much too grim for any of that) and didn't think it was particularly poor or downtrodden. Drove there though, in hindsight I should have taken the train.
 

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Fair enough i see your point and we have been to rhyl not long ago. Cheep cafes in town by the market. I dont do any of that latte nonsense so beans and cheese baked potato under 4 quid is my target.
 

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Nothing wrong with a latte - just with some of the perople who drink it. Probably the same people who say "train station"...
 

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Holyhead as a destination sadly has the run-down ambience found at many seaside port towns. I wouldn’t say it’s dire (Rhyl is worse!), but equally it’s the sort of place one visits to tick off the list, if you get my meaning
Or while you're waiting to get the ferry. :)
 
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