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 year.
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.
Dwyrain Corwen East Station. (Temporary Station opened October 2014)
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
Extension track taken in October 2015 showing loop point at west end of future island platform.
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 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.
Readers will note the readiness of the recently extended car and coach parks, public toilets, bus route hub, historic town square and A5 trunk road junction all adjacent to the new Central Station site.
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.
3. To achieve the earliest possible re-opening of steam train services to Corwen a temporary station has been built (opened October 2014) 700 yards east of the original station and clear of the sewage works road currently blocking the track-bed. .
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.
Two views of Green Lane, but 50 years apart with the old Fire station appearing in both as a reference point.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
8th, 9th & 10th April 2016 – Spring Steam Gala - Along Cambrian lines
Featuring an intensive timetable of both passenger and freight trains, a great collection of historic steam locomotives and special attractions taking place along the line, our three day Gala has something for all railway enthusiasts and families alike.
There will be up to two visiting locomotives, operating alongside the railway’s own important fleet of historic steam locomotives. Subject to completion of its major overhaul, resident 4-6-0 No.7822 ‘Foxcote Manor’ will also be taking a starring role at the Gala.
14th & 15th May 2016 – Victorian Weekend
Back by popular demand, Llangollen Railway will be stepping back in time to the Victorian era over the weekend of 14th & 15th May 2016.
There will be a dedicated Victorian railway exhibition at Llangollen, featuring many historic drawings, documents and railwayana relating to the former Ruabon to Barmouth line and dating back to the 1850s. Many of these have never been publically displayed before and offer a rare insight into the early days of the line from over 150 years ago.
Look out for “Her Majesty Queen Victoria” and her entourage inspecting the line throughout the weekend. At the Berwyn, the station will be transformed back to its original 1865 opening day appearance, complete with period posters and traditional coal fires.
Full details can be found on the Events page of the Llangollen Railway’s website