Station Name: CAERWYS


[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
County: Flintshire
OS Grid Ref: SJ126715
Date of visit: 21.5.2005

Notes: Caerwys 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 about a mile east of the village of Caerwys. Its main station building was located on the Chester platform. The station was one of the busiest on the line and had substantial facilities for goods services of which timber was an important source of revenue.

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.

Caerwys Station closed on 28.4.1962 and it is still standing today as a timber yard office.

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, Bodfari, & Denbigh

Caerwys Station in March 1978
Photo by Alan Young

Caerwys Station in May 2005
Photo by Paul Wright




[Source: Paul Wright]

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