Notes: Padeswood & Buckley station opened in 1850 as part
of the double track line from Saltney near Chester to Denbigh.
When opened it was known as Padeswood. The line was extended to
Denbigh Junction on 12.9.1869 by the Mold & Denbigh Junction
Railway and it would become known as the Chester to Denbigh line.
Buckley was added to the station name on 1.2.1894
Although this line could never be described as a main line it
did host regular passenger services between Corwen, Ruthin, Denbigh,
Mold and Chester although by the early 1960's the only service
to operate was the all stations Chester General to Denbigh and
Ruthin service which usually consisted of only two coaches.
Freight facilities were withdrawn from 6.8.1956 and the station
closed on 6.1.1958 with passenger services on the line following
in 1962. However the line continued in use to serve a chemical
factory just to the west of Mold until March 1983 but by this
time it was connected into the former GCR Bidston to Wrexham line
close to the site of Hope Low Level. This last remnant of the
Chester - Denbigh line was lifted in the summer of 1985.
To see the other
stations on the Chester - Denbigh line click on the station name:
& Bretton, Kinnerton,
Low Level, Llong,
Bodfari, & Denbigh