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Written by Mark Bearton - 06 Jan 2005
last update by Marcus Dawson - 17 Apr 2005
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Location notes
Wrexham is a fairly large town on the English-Welsh border south of Chester. The station is located on the Chester to Shrewsbury line and also has a platform on the Wrexham Central to Bidston route.
Railway type and traffic
There is an approximately hourly service between Chester and Shrewsbury, usually provided by class 158 units, though class 175s are starting to appear. The Bidston trains are usually class 153s.
There is some freight, principally consisting of Timber trains heading from the Chester direction to Chirk, Steel trains from Shotten on the Bidston line to South Wales, and the occasional freight service from Warrington to Shotton. these trains run round in the loop to the south of the station.
The station is busy when a train is due but quiet outside these times. The road bridge is busy with traffic as the station is located close to the Town Centre. Do not wear a Chester Football Kit here!
Road directions
Wrexham is just off the A483 which links Chester in the north to the A5 at Chirk. The station is located just off the A541 on the western side of the Town Centre.

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Wrexham General Station map co-ordinates
There is a station car park.
Public transport
There is about an hourly train service from Chester and Shrewsbury and an hourly service from Liverpool, changing at Bidston. There are frequent bus services from Chester, Llangollen and Oswestry.

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The town centre is a five minute walk away. There is a Wetherspoons pub just as you enter the centre.
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Wrexham General Station

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Wrexham General Station

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Photographic notes
The road bridge outside the station gives the best vantage point for trains entering from the south, also giving a view of the station buildings. As the line runs roughly north-south, the best location is probably at the end of the platforms, especially in the afternoon for south-bound trains. The Bidston to Wrexham Central line runs from a separate platform on the west side of the station.

General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 1 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 3 - Looking north - Photo Marcus Dawson

Fig 3 - Looking north - <i>Photo  Marcus Dawson</i>

From the platform end of a southbound working

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