Welcome to ‘Corwen Station-New’ (launch date April 2010).
This web-site sets out to promote the town of Corwen as a 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 and its Railway it will plot progress on the Llangollen Railway's extension and the 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 that due to the policies of the Local Authorities and Landowners the original road accessible joint station and railway yard complex which can be seen in the old pictures of Corwen is no longer available to the Project.
Current plans are for a new station (phases 1&2) on the old railway embankment east of Green Lane. By definition this will fall short in terms of functionality and heritage value compared to that which could have been achieved with the original station and site.
As always the 98% volunteer supported Llangollen Railway is contributing the lion’s share by re-building the extension to Corwen in addition to expanding its engineering base and operating vintage trains to timetable.
It follows therefore that parties who are now seeking the return of the Railway to the Town should be assisting Llangollen Railway in every possible way with the ongoing works, whilst ensuring that key ex-railway land and structures still remaining are protected for possible future use.
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 by Sam Denley 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.
An impression of the temporary platform . (Neil Evans)
Counter reset 1/1/14
The above promotional leaflet originated and maintained by Friends of Carrog Station was placed on the Corwen Post Office notice board in 2010.
The countdown clock will be back when we get a definite opening date -
Which is expected to be sometime this summer.
CORWEN EXTENSION APPEAL
Funding is needed for the final mile into Corwen Town.
Please help all you can to make this long term dream of a 10 mile Railway connecting Llangollen and Corwen town a reality.
For ease you can donate using the above PayPal Donate button.
Donations made to date
15) JD - 4/4/14
14) VCD - 28/3/14
13) CE - 30/1/14
12) TK - 25/1/14
11) TK - 20/1/14
10) AH- 10/1/14
9) HB - 2/1/14
8) MW -1/1/14
7) CF - 1/1/14
6) JP - 23/12/13
Above is a copy of the Certificate which donors of £25+ will receive.
The following benefits are available for those who make contributions to the‘Corwen Project’
£50 Certificate plus one year membership of Trust for one person
£100 Above plus 1 seat on the train to Corwen on the first day (subject to max seats. Excluding first train)
£250 Certificate & one year membership for one person plus seat on first train from Corwen
£500 Certificate & one year membership plus 1 seat on first train to Corwen (Max 400)
£1,000 Certificate & 1 seat of first train to and from Corwen plus life membership of Trust for one person
£1,500 Same as £1,000 plus 1 year free travel for 1 person
£2,500 Same as £1,000 plus 1 year free travel for 2 people
£5,000 Same as £1,000 plus 2 years free travel for 2 people
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