Corwen East railway station

Corwen East railway station in the town of Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, was a temporary railway station on the former Ruabon to Barmouth Line, and was, from 2014 to 2018 the western terminus of the preserved Llangollen Railway.

Corwen East

Dwyrain Corwen East
Station on heritage railway
Corwen East in 2017
General information
LocationCorwen, Denbighshire
Coordinates52°58′53″N 3°22′17″W / 52.9815°N 3.3714°W / 52.9815; -3.3714
Grid referenceSJ080435
Operated byLlangollen Railway
Key dates
22 October 2014Opened
November 2018closed

History Edit

The station's platform seen from a train, in 2015

Corwen East was a station opened on 22 October 2014 as the temporary western terminus of the Llangollen Railway.[1] This was a private service for supporters of the Corwen Appeal.[1] The first public service trains to Corwen East ran throughout the week commencing 27 October 2014 and at weekends until 9 November 2014. These first trains were hailed a success, with nearly 4000 passengers travelling during the first ten days of trains to Corwen East.

The first public services in 2015 ran during the Llangollen Railway's Winter Warmer event on 2–3 January 2015.[2] The first train ran using Class 104 DMU Nos. M50454 and M50528 on 2 January, departing from Carrog at 09.10 and arriving in Corwen East at 09.17.[2]

There was a formal opening ceremony on Saint David's Day, 1 March 2015.[3] Officials unveiled the bilingual Corwen name board "Dwyrain Corwen East", showing the station's name in both languages: Dwyrain Corwen and Corwen East.

The station was closed in November 2018 and later dismantled in early 2019, It is now replaced by the new permanent station, Corwen, alongside the town's main car park.[4]

Service Edit

Preceding station    Heritage railways Following station
Terminus   Llangollen Railway   Carrog

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "First trains arrive at Corwen". Llangollen Railway. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Nicholson, Peter (February 2015). "First public diesel services run to Corwen - 50 years after closure". The Railway Magazine. 161 (1367): 92.
  3. ^ "Special trains to operate to Corwen on 22 October 2014". Llangollen Railway. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  4. ^ Josh, Morris (21 October 2014). "LOOK: Passenger trains back on Llangollen to Corwen line after 50 year absence". North Wales Daily Post. Retrieved 23 February 2015.