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 common of questions we should like to clarify that the original Joint Station and Yard complex seen in the old pictures of Corwen is no longer available to the Railway Project.
The current plan is for a completely new terminus station on the narrow embankment east of the Town and is complicated by the surrounding floodplain and sewage farm access road blocking the route.
The end result will cost more, take longer, yet still fall far short of what might have been achieved had the old station and yard with road access been saved for the project.
This situation is primarily due to the policy of disposal instead of preservation of the original railway infrastructure followed by the Local Authorities and landowners in the decades following the 1960s closure.
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.
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 - but expect it to be sometime late 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
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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