The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust is a registered charity working towards the recreation of this quaint little tramway in Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley.
Part of the historic Glyn Valley Tramway - dubbed the 'Little bit of Heaven Railway' is being restored by volunteers from the Trust who want to recreate the tramway as it would have been in its heyday.
Chirk 'the Gateway to Wales' is a pretty little town situated on the edge of the County of Wrexham, and at the start of the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. Now the focus of the Trust's endeavours to recreate the tramway, Chirk is set to see steam trains running once again through its picturesque scenery.
Planning permission granted
On 6th February 2012 the Glyn Valley Tramway Trust application for planning permission for Phase 1 of the restoration was approved by Wrexham Borough Council Planning Committee. This brought to an end some four years of work by Trust members and its consultants, most notably TIR Ltd. The application, which was submitted in November 2011, was based on the Design Study by Chris Phillimore of TIR Ltd (which can be viewed on this website). The planning application satisfied the Local Authority on every aspect of the application including the environment (trees, bats and other ecology), highways, and interaction with the Llangollen Canal and other parts of the World Heritage site. The likely impact of the Tramway on increased visitor numbers was also a factor in the decision.