Station Name: BODFARI

[Source: Paul Wright]
Date opened: 6.9.1869
Location: At the end of a short approach road running south from A541
Company on opening: Mold & Denbigh Junction Railway
Date closed to passengers: 30.4.1962
Date closed completely: 30.4.1962
Company on closing: British Railways (London Midland Region)
Present state: Station building still standing and in use as timber yard office. Although the track bed between the platforms gas been infilled, the edge stones from the Denbigh platform can clearly be seen in the lawn.
County: Flintshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ126715
Date of visit: 21.5.2005

Notes: Bodfari Station was opened by the Mold & Denbigh Junction Railway on 6.9.1869 as part of its line linking Mold to Denbigh. From the outset services were operated by the LNWR who by this time owned the Chester to Mold line which had an end on connection to the Mold & Denbigh Junction line at Mold. The line retained its independence until the Railways Act of 1921 when it became part of the LMS.

The station was located to the west of a road bridge on the A541 (since demolished) close to the village of Bodfari. Its main station building was located on the Chester platform and a waiting shelter was provided on the Denbigh Platform.

Although this line could never be described as a main line it did host regular passenger services between Corwen, Ruthin, Denbigh, Mold and Chester although by the early 1960's the only service to operate was the all stations Chester General to Ruthin service which usually consisted of only two coaches. From 28.4.1957 the line from Bodfari to Denbigh Junction

was singled. Bodfari Station closed on 28.4.1962 and it is still standing today as a private residence and Caravan Park.

Ticket from Michael Stewart

To see the other stations on the Chester - Denbigh line click on the station name: Saltney Ferry, Broughton & Bretton, Kinnerton,
Hope & Pen-y-ffordd, Hope Low Level, Padeswood & Buckley, Llong, Mold, Rhydymwyn, Star Crossing, Nannerch, Caerwys & Denbigh

Bodfari Station in May 2005 - the edge stones from the
Denbigh platform can clearly be seen on the right
Photo by Paul Wright





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[Source: Paul Wright]

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