Welcome to ‘Corwen Station-New’ (created April 2010).
This web-site sets out to promote the town of Corwen as the destination for the Llangollen Railway's next extension and to generate essential interest and support from the local business and resident communities.
In addition to providing an insight into the fascinating history of the Town, its railway heyday and subsequent dissolution, it will plot progress towards a new Corwen Station, which it is hoped will be a reality within the next few years.
In answer to the most frequent of questions we should like to clarify the following:
As always the 98% volunteer Llangollen Railway is contributing the lion’s share by re-building the extension to Corwen at the same time as expanding its engineering base, maintaining an increasing mileage of infrastructure and operating its vintage train fleet to timetable.
It follows therefore that interested parties now seeking the return of a fully functional Corwen Central Station should be assisting Llangollen Railway in every way possible with the project, whilst ensuring that ex-railway land and structures that could be put back to productive use are protected.
The out of print publications ‘Corwen Trail’, ‘Rails to Corwen’ and 'Corwen Chronicles' are reproduced. (see history section).
We are very interested in old documents and photographs of Corwen to add to the portfolio.
Above is an early impression of the new station by Sam Denley . The location is the old railway embankment next to the Health Centre and Town Car Park.
Readers will note the readiness of the newly developed car and coach parks, public toilets, bus route hub, A5 trunk road junction and historic Town Square, all adjacent to the new station site .
The above promotional leaflet originated and maintained by Friends of Carrog Station was placed on the Corwen Post Office notice board in 2010.
Latest site updates
This is the start of the run round loop at the west end of the future Corwen Central platform, some 300 yards west of the temporary station.
1. In the decades following the Beeching closures the original road accessible Corwen Joint Station and Yard areas were divided up and sold off for industrial development (see maps and pictures). The ultimate goal of restoration of the 10 miles of the Llangollen & Corwen Railway of I860 and its distinctive family of stations was thereby compromised. The site identified under the 2011 Works Order for the new station is the old railway embankment adjacent to the Heath Centre some 400 yards east of the original Station.
2. Detailed designs are in progress for the new station including ground-works, access subway, stair-well, wheelchair ramp, new sewage works road, buildings, platform and track-works including head-shunt, run-round loop and signalling. Interfacing works and utilities by local authorities as required. Preliminary site works are in progress by the Project Team.
3. To achieve the earliest possible re-opening of steam train services to Corwen a temporary station has been built (opened October 2014) 600 yards east of the original station and clear of the sewage works road currently blocking the track-bed. Official permission for the temporary operation expires 2 years from the opening date.
A new bench now adorns the entrance to the platform.
Corwen East Station Master- Anne-Marie
station staff visiting the new museum 21st March 2015
opening hours are weekends 10.30 am - 4.30 pm also special events & bank holidays.