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.
First steam train of the season into Corwen East.
(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
Above, an impression of Corwen Central Station.
1. In the decades following the Beeching closures instead of being saved for the restored Llangollen and Corwen Railway (1975) and posterity the original road accessible Corwen Joint Station and Yard complexes were divided up and sold off for industrial development (see maps and pictures). The site identified under the 2011 Works Order for the new Corwen Central 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 access subway, stair-well, wheelchair ramp, new sewage works road, buildings, platform, track-works including head-shunt, run-round loop and signalling Site works are in progress. Refer to the monthly reports in the updates section.
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 Railway Special Events & Bank Holidays.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Fish & Chip Special – Saturday 7th May 2016
Fish and Chips (Vegetarian option available) served by The Station Cafe & Bar to eat while you travel through
the beautiful Dee Valley.
Departing Llangollen Station at 18.00.
Fares- Adults – £18, Children – £12
Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available to purchase from our onboard buffet car.
Advance booking is essential. Advance booking will close on Wednesday 4th May.
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
Subway under construction at Corwen Central April 2016.