Hurdles tumble as Llangollen marches into central Corwen

PLANS to bring the Llangollen Railway further into Corwen town centre have made major progress in recent weeks.

The platform at the new permanent Corwen station taking shape.

The railway’s £128,000 grant aid application from the Welsh Government’s European Regional Development Fund has been progressed to the point of receiving an initial letter to ‘Proceed at Risk’, allowing the volunteer workforce to begin construction of the island platform walls.

The railway is using precast concrete Easi-Blocs as a modern and economical means to allow speedy progress and the supplies already on site have been purchased from donations received by the Corwen Central Development Project.

The first sections of two layers were laid alongside the Downside track on footings which are already in situ next to the subway access unit.

By February 18, a total of 180 blocks representing length of approximately 360ft had been laid. Recent progress has been restricted by the need to take delivery of further supplies of blocks, itself a time-consuming effort as they are off-loaded and stacked ready for installation.

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