Station Name: WREXHAM CENTRAL 2nd Station

[Source: Paul Wright]

A new Wrexham Central station opened to passengers on the 23rd of November 1998. The station is located on the trackbed of the former Wrexham, Mold & Connah’s Quay Railway (WM&CQR) to the west of the original station. The new station was a big improvement on the facilities that could be found at the original Wrexham Central from the 1970s until in closed in 1998.

The station has a bright and airy entrance that is still fairly close the town centre. It has a single platform with an awning and space for an additional platform should one be required at a future date.

From the time of the stations opening in 1998 it has been the southern terminus of a passenger service that operates between Wrexham and Bidston from were connections into Liverpool are available.

In recent years the line has been branded as ‘The Borderlands Line’ and in 2011 trains were operated by Arriva Trains Wales. Hourly services operate in each direction and a visit to the line in March 2011 found the service to be very well used.

The second Wrexham Central located 400 yards to the west of the original but on the trackbed of the approach lines.
hoto by Paul Wright

A dmu for Bidston departs Wrexham Central in October 2008
Photo by Roger Geach, reproduced from Geograph under creative commons licence

The entrance to Wrexham Central station in January 2008.
Photo reproduced from Wikipedia under creative commons licence

The main entrance to the 1998 opened Wrexham Central station as seen in March 2011.
Photo by Paul Wright

The 'new' Wrexham Central station has one platform but it has been designed so that an additional platform could be added at a future date. In this picture looking west in March 2011 the station layout is clearly shown.
Photo by Paul Wright

Looking east at the 1998 opened Wrexham Central in March 2011.
Photo by Paul Wright

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