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Chirk traistation lies just outside the small town of Chirk in Wrexham, North Wales. Its 2 platforms flank Line 21 which runs between Shrewsbury and Chester. It was originally part of the Great Western Railway route to London Paddington and acted as a terminus for the Glyn Valley Tramway. It was an important route for the transportation of coal, taking over from the Llangollen Canal and was built by the Scottish engineer Henry Robertson in 1846. Today, it continues to operate as an important freighter line for goods including softwood, much of which is transported along a private siding to a factory just north of the station. Unfortunately, the local council dismantled and destroyed the grade listed 19th-century station building in the late 1980s, controversially with planning approval. There have been no ticket facilities at the station since 1974 when the station became unstaffed, so tickets are required to be bought after boarding the train. Today, the trains are operated by Arriva Trains Wales with an hourly direct service to Wrexham General in 12 minutes, a regular service to Shrewsbury in 26 minutes and Chester in 31 minutes.  

Chirk serves as a border town between Wales and England and is best known for its magnificent 13th-century castle which is owned by the National Trust. Bring your hiking boots because you’re not going to want to miss a walk through the rolling hills and footpaths of The Ceiriog Valley. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>5 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

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Departures and arrivals from Chirk

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Chirk station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HolyheadTransport for Wales16:481On time
to ShrewsburyTransport for Wales16:512On time
to HolyheadTransport for Wales17:50On time
to Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales18:032On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales18:491On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales16:481On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales16:502On time
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales17:50On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales18:032On time
from Birmingham InternationalTransport for Wales18:491On time
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