News from the Line

21st March - Covid-19 closure notice added.

6th July - History data on Pannier Tank 7754 updated.

28th July - REOPENING 1st AUGUST - PREBOOKING ESSENTIAL

1st October - general site update plus lots more pictures of Corwen Central Station construction

23rd October - Front page update plus more Corwen Central pictures.

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Site Updates

The temporary platform, named Dwyrain Corwen East, has been closed and will be dismantled in preparation for opening the railway into the new station, CORWEN CENTRAL, approximately 300 yards closer to the Corwen Town Centre, early in 2019

 

Progress on Corwen Central has been rapid up to the end of 2019 with the copletion of the track laying over the ‘Gap’ and cfinally connecting Corwen Central Station to Llangollen.


However, much remains to be done before Corwen Central Station can be opened to passengers and, as usual the ‘rate limiting step’ is funding.


We urgently need more funds to complete the work and open the station to traffic.

Please see the Corwen Central Fundraising page for ways that you can help.


For more details - see the ‘Corwen Central Developments page

The newly constructed water tower in position at the east end of Corwen Central platform.

Photo - Jeff Albiston

Berwyn Chain Bridge  Restoration Project

Restoration of the Chain Bridge over the River Dee at Berwyn is now complete and the bridge is once again open to the public.  The railway have cleared and upgraded the path from the station through the tunnel under the line and down the slope to the bridge.

This now opens up the possibilities for a train ride to Berwyn and a leisurely walk back to Llangollen along the canal; or the other way round. Alternatively, a break of journey at Berwyn to visit the Horseshoe Falls, then back on the train.

Link to a video of Thomas and Goliath going back to the shed after a long and busy day

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COVID-19 update
The safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and customers is of paramount importance and we are monitoring the situation daily and following all Government guidelines.


Llangollen Railway will be re-opening on the 1st August 2020 and running an amended timetable.  Journeys are from Llangollen to Carrog return only.  

Pre-booking is essential, we are currently taking bookings until the end of August.  

On our Heritage Railcar services only open seating is  available but strict social distancing measures are in place. On our Steam and Diesel services there is a mix of compartments with some open seating available.