Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NF

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We have officially reopened here at the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways and we are delighted to share with you our four new package experiences!

Take a look at our new set of journey experiences for this Spring/Summer:

Woodland Wanderer is a heritage service to Tan-y-Bwlch similar to the one we ran last year. It is great for families and those with dogs, giving an hour break for a walk and refreshments. It goes to Tan-y-Bwlch where there is a tearoom and some lovely woodland walks. We will offer between one and six services per day using our heritage carriages, suitably adapted for safe travel.

Mountain Prince is an extended version of the Woodland Wanderer. We will be travelling up to Dduallt and around the spiral to Barn Cutting, giving some great views and there will be a heritage diesel added to the back of the train from Tan-y-Bwlch station for some fun traction. This stops at Tan-y-Bwlch on the return to give time for refreshments. 

Gelert Explorer is the Welsh Highland Railway service from Caernarfon to Beddgelert, complete with its hamper service and time to explore the village. It is a complete day out and will run up to four days per week. We have invested in some rather nice Perspex screens between the seating bays for your comfort. It will also boast a Pullman observation carriage on each end for the first time! Yes, that’s right – we intend to turn one round!

Glaslyn Venturer is a Welsh Highland Railway service running later in the year on the southern end of the line, from Porthmadog to Beddgelert, using modern carriages and also with an Observation carriage at each end. This too will have Perspex dividers.

Further Information on all of these new services are available here: www.festrail.co.uk/trains/ 

Ticket prices and service times will vary depending on your choice of experience; and work on the basis that you must first purchase a compartment or seating bay in order to travel. This seating bay is cleaned before travel and is then yours for the duration of your visit.

At the present moment, passengers will be unable to board or depart at any intermediate stations. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.


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