Brymbo railway station (Great Central Railway)

Brymbo (WMCQR) railway station was a station in Brymbo, Wrexham, Wales. The station was opened on 1 August 1889, closed to passengers on 1 March 1917 and closed completely in April 1956.[1]

Brymbo (WMCQR)
Site (probable) of Brymbo (GC) Station by Brymbo Steelworks - geograph.org.uk - 1928452.jpg
The site of the station in 1962
General information
LocationBrymbo, Wrexham
Wales
Coordinates53°04′24″N 3°03′02″W / 53.0733°N 3.0505°W / 53.0733; -3.0505Coordinates: 53°04′24″N 3°03′02″W / 53.0733°N 3.0505°W / 53.0733; -3.0505
Grid referenceSJ296535
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyWrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Key dates
1 August 1889Opened[1]
1 March 1917Closed to passengers[1]
April 1956Closed[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Brymbo was an industrial centre for the metal industry by the time the WMCQR had opened. The town was surrounded by multiple coal mines. The original purpose of the branch was to carry goods more than passengers, and even the WMCQR had built the line to serve local industries as its purpose. On 1 January 1923 the station became a part of the London and North Eastern Railway. During World War II a German bomb landed on the station. On 1 January 1948 the station at Brymbo became a part of the British Railways (Western Region). From 19 June 1958 the British Railways stopped using the line to access the steelworks. The final section of the line closed on 5 October 1970. The site was lost under spoil from the Brymbo Steelworks.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Station Name: Brymbo (WM & CQR)". Disused Stations. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Site of Brymbo (GC) Station by Brymbo... © Ben Brooksbank cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 8 July 2022.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Great Central Railway
Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway
  Plas Power (WMCQR)
Line and station closed