Berwyn railway station

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Berwyn
Berwyn railway station in 2006.jpg
Berwyn railway station in 2006.
Location
Place Berwyn
Area Denbighshire
Grid reference SJ198431
Operations
Original company Llangollen and Corwen Railway
Pre-grouping Great Western Railway
Operated by Llangollen Railway
Platforms 1
History
1 May 1865[1] Opened as Berwyn
20 September 1954[1] Renamed Berwyn Halt
14 December 1964[1] Closed
March 1986 reopened
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Berwyn railway station in Denbighshire, Wales, is a railway station on the former Ruabon to Barmouth Line.

The Llangollen and Corwen Railway was formed as a continuation of the Vale of Llangollen Railway to continue the line along the Dee Valley from Llangollen a further 9 miles 50 chains (15.5 km) to Corwen. The line and all stations were opened on 1 May 1865. Subsequently absorbed into the Cambrian Railways system, it became part of the Great Western Railway and subsequently on nationalisation the Western Region of British Railways.[2]

Passenger services were suspended from 14 December 1964 following flood damage, and officially closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965. It has since been restored and reopened in 1986 as an intermediate station on the preserved Llangollen Railway.

Just to the west of Berywyn Station lies Berywn Tunnel, which at 689 yards (630 m) long presently makes it the third longest tunnel on a UK Heritage Railway.[citation needed]

Llantysilio Chain Bridge, which crosses the River Dee

The adjacent Llantysilio Chain Bridge crosses the River Dee, to link the local hotel which is next to the Shropshire Union Canal with the railway halt.

Neighbouring stations[edit]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Glyndyfrdwy   Llangollen Railway   Llangollen

References[edit]

  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  1. ^ a b c Butt 1995, p. 33.
  2. ^ Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0049-7. OCLC 19514063. 

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Coordinates: 52°58′46″N 3°11′44″W / 52.97948°N 3.19544°W / 52.97948; -3.19544