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Ruabon is an intermediate station on the line from Chester to Shrewsbury on the English-Welsh border. It used to be the junction for the line to Llangollen. There are aspirations from the preserved Llangollen Railway to reopen to Ruabon.
Railway type and traffic
There is a roughly hourly frequency between Chester and Shrewsbury provided by class 158, and increasingly the 175, units.
Freight comprises of Timber trains to Chirk and Steel trains from Shotton to South Wales.
Ruabon is a small village. The station is quiet outside the times when a train is due.
Ruabon station is located to the west of the road through the village, at the south near the junction between the A483, from Chester and the A5, and the A539 from Llangollen.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Ruabon map co-ordinates
There is plenty of room to park at the station.
There are frequent bus services between Wrexham, Ruabon and Llangollen which pass the end of the lane to the station, in addition to the train service.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are two pubs within a short walk of the station. Turn left at the end of the road from the station onto the main road. The first is on the left at a lower level and is closed most afternoons, but serves good real ale, the second further north on the road is open longer.
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In summer the location of the station is reasonably scenic due to the number of trees, though the curve of the line isn't usually quite right. The light is normally best for south-bound trains from the footbridge, though the bridge further north can get in the way. The best view is of a train entering the station from the south, though this will be best on a dull day due to the position of the sun.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
Fig 2 - Looking north
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