Notes: Foryd Station was opened on the 5th October 1858 as part of the Vale of Clywd Railway which ran from a connection to the Chester and Holyhead Railway, to the west of Rhyl, to Denbigh. Foryd was the first station out of Rhyl. The Vale of Clywd line was a single track route but passing places were provided at intermediate stations. An extension of the line from a point just to the south of the Foryd Station, to Foryd Pier was opened in August 1864. The junction which was controlled by a signalbox was named Foryd Junction.
Foryd Station was provided with one platform and after closure it was provided with a loop so that trains could pass. The station was provided a brick built two storey building which provided the usual facilities. The building was located on the west side of the line. At the time of opening Foryd Station was served by four trains per day running between Rhyl and Denbigh. Even after the opening of the extension to Foryd Pier in 1864 the pattern of services remained unaltered as, although a station was provided at Foryd Pier regular passenger services never used it.
In 1864 the LNWR assumed control of the Vale of Clwyd Railway and on the 15th July 1867 they absorbed it. In 1869 a line was opened by the Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway from Denbigh to Corwen. This new line made an end on connection with the Vale of Clwyd Railway. From the opening of the line some services ran from Rhyl to Corwen served Foryd. However most passenger trains still ran only between Rhyl and Denbigh.
Being in a remote location Foryd Station was an early closure. The LNWR closed it to passenger services on the 20th April 1885. A new station called Foryd was opened by the LNWR on their Chester to Holyhead Main line. The site of the original Foryd station was still used as a passing point for trains though. Regular passenger services continued to pass through the station site until the 19th September 1955. Excursion trains continued to pass through the site of Rhuddlan station into the 1960 and goods services continued until the 1st March 1965 when the Vale of Clwyd Line was closed completely. It was lifted shortly afterwards.
Source: From Rhyl to Corwen by Rail by J.M.Dunn - Railway Magazine: February & March 1957
Further reading: Vale of Clwyd Railway: Rhyl to Denbigh Railway by Stephen Goodall.(1992)
ISBN 0 9520 1650 8
To see other stations on the Rhyl - Denbigh line click on the station name: Rhyl STILL OPEN, Foryd Pier, Rhuddlan, St. Asaph, Trefnant & Denbigh