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 the Railway to Corwen should be assisting Llangollen Railway in every way possible with the ongoing 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 impression of the new station. 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
The location marks the western extremity of the phase 2 track, close to the site of the original Green Lane bridge, and some 300 yards west of the temporary station .
End of the line?
1. In line with the policies of the Local Authorities and Landowners the original road accessible Corwen Joint Station, and extensive Yard areas were given over to industrial development following the 1964 Beeching closure. (see maps and pictures). The site identified for a new Corwen Station under the 2011 Transport and Works Order is the old railway embankment adjacent to the Corwen Town car park and bus hub. Refer to the works drawings in the Corwen Extension section for details.
2. To achieve the earliest possible opening of services a temporary station has been built (2014) east of the sewage works road currently blocking the trackbed.
3. The Railway is progressing designs for the permanent station to include a new build station building and run-round loop.
2014 tourism brochure for North East Wales featuring Carrog station.