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Corwen News July 2022

As well as providing the Summer Solstice, last month saw, once again, below average rainfall and the maximum amount of sunshine.

Businesses along the Dee Valley have been welcoming visitors back, now that the majority of Covid regulations have been removed by the Welsh Government. On the railway, visitors have returned to support the services, provided on weekdays by the DMU team, whilst over the weekends a mixture of, DMU, diesel and steam haulage has been provided.

Corwen News June 2022

The arrival of mid-year saw the Dee Valley in full bloom. The weather has been mostly dry and warm, providing ideal growing conditions for all sorts of plants. As far as the railway has been concerned, the “growing” has been in the less convenient spots like along the “four foot” and in the “cess”, giving the track a fresh and green appearance.!

Volunteers Week 2022

4th June 2022

During Volunteers Week 2022 we would like to say thank you to our amazing volunteers but also use the opportunity to recruit new volunteers to our team. 

Timetable Update

19th March 2022

As announced earlier this week, due to the challenging situation with coal supplies and diesel prices, we are revising our timetable for 2022. We have reduced the number of trains we will operate and our new timetable can be viewed here.

5619 visiting Llangollen Railway

17th March 2022

5619 will be visiting the Llangollen Railway for the 2022 season.

Visit our Latest News Section for more information. 

Coal Shortages and Fuel Price Increases

14th March 2022

Llangollen Railway currently holds good reserves of coal which were delivered before the hostilities began in Ukraine. Our stocks are sufficient for around 30 days of steam operation.

Classic Transport Weekend

4th March 2022

Our Classic Transport Weekend returns over the 2nd and 3rd July.  With diesel, steam and heritage railcar services, vintage bus rides and a vintage vehicle display.  If you own a vintage vehicle you would like to display over the weekend book it in below.

Welcome to Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is a Heritage Railway Line running between Llangollen, following the River Dee through the Dee Valley for 10 miles, to the town of Corwen.  There are four, soon to be five, stations along the line all with their own special charm and hidden gems.  Each station has local walks that all have stunning scenery.

​The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length, on the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed on to the south bank via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen.  The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its entire length.

Llangollen Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley. Their original vision grew into what you can see today.

10 miles of track have been re-laid westwards along the track-bed of the old Ruabon to Barmouth main line, through to Corwen.  Services currently run 7.5 miles to Carrog and volunteers are working hard to enable Corwen Station to open in 2022.

All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme.

Why not make a stop at one of our stations and go for a stroll then hop back on to end your day in style…  Visit one of our tea rooms for a refreshing drink and maybe a piece of cake or take a look in our gift shop at Llangollen Station and purchase a souvenir to remember your day.

There is lots to see and do whether you want to spend a full day or just a few hours with us.

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Llangollen Railway’s 2022 timetable is now available to view.  We look forward to welcoming you back in February!

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If you live in the LL20 or LL21 postcode areas you can purchase a Llangollen Railway Residents Pass.

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We are always on the look out for new volunteers to join Llangollen Railway.  If you can spare a few hours we’d love you to join us!

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5-STAR TRAIN RIDES IN NORTH WALES

One of our best train experiences

This trip far surpassed our expectations! Initially seeing it wasn't a steam service, we were a little deflated. However we loved the diesel train, that smell, reminded us of our childhood train trips growing up in the 70's! Every twist and turn of the railway is an absolute delight. Mountains, streams, valleys, it's an absolute joy and discovery around every corner. Good value for money, had a big beaming smile on my face. You also get a section totally to yourself. Honestly, one of the best train trips we've ever done...

– Lisa W., Tripadvisor
Absolutely worth experiencing

We loved this- the journey did not go all the way to Corwen but it was still fab. Very picturesque! We definately are planning a repeat journey. The railway cafe was good value, and all the railway staff we met were very friendly too.

– CW, Tripadvisor
Lovely train ride

My wife and I very much enjoyed our train ride to Belwyn and back. The staff were very friendly and the views along the track were brilliant. Everyone was doing their bit for COVID measures and overall we’d recommend this experience.

– RMJM_6718, Tripadvisor
Good day out

I went with an American friend who shares my love of railways. The scenery is wonderful. It is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

– Keith A., Tripadvisor
Down memory lane!

We booked this trip on the internet as a treat for our twin grandchildren, not to mention a huge nostalgia trip for myself and husband. We were not disappointed! The steam train was in service that day with old fashioned carriages and we had booked a carriage in first class so we had upholstered seating with arm rests and table, it was like the Harry Potter train which the twins loved. It is a slightly shorter journey due to Covid but the countryside and beautiful views of the River Dee were stunning! We had taken a small picnic Which we ate on the train and Bought ice cream at the small stopping station halfway through for our return journey. The whole trip was so enjoyable we would be tempted to repeat it.

– carol ann s, Tripadvisor