Corwen: last hurdle removed

WORK to remove the last major obstacle preventing the Llangollen Railway from extending into Corwen town centre has begun, with Welsh Water having started work on building a new access road to the waste water treatment plant at Corwen.

The concreting of the 175-yard trench for the footings of the new Corwen station have been completed. This is the view looking east on September 8. GEORGE JONES/LR
The concreting of the 175-yard trench for the footings of the new Corwen station have been completed. This is the view looking east on September 8. GEORGE JONES/LR

The new entry point from Green Lane, at the western end of the station site, will allow for the infilling of the breach in the railway embankment at the eastern end and for the eventual extension of the railhead from the temporary Dwyrain Corwen East platform.

The 22-yard length of new road will be graded to climb up and over the old Ruthin branch embankment into the treatment works and will provide an improved access for the service vehicles when the work is finished in late September.

Corwen Central Project leader Richard Dixon-Gough said: “This is a major step forward in the creation of the Corwen terminal station and we are working in co-operation with Welsh Water and its contractors in bringing this new road alongside the railway’s boundary.”

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