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image for Railway Event item typeSwitzerland Snowdon- September 2018 at Snowdon Mountain Railway

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Railway Event, Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Switzerland to Snowdon

Switzerland to Snowdon


Switzerland to Snowdon – A unique steam event in North Wales Visit Snowdon Mountain Railway and travel free of charge on a nineteenth-century steam train visiting all the way from the Brienz Rothorn Railway in Switzerland. September 2018 at Snowdon Mountain Railway in Llanberis will see the arrival of a complete 1891 Swiss Steam train from Switzerland. Brienz Rothorn Bahn, Switzerland Travel Centre and Snowdon Mountain Railway have come together to offer this unique, never to be seen again, heritage steam event and all free of charge to the general public. The Brienz Rothorn and Snowdon coal-fired steam locomotives use the same rack-rail system and were built in the same factory in Switzerland. This event will be the first and only time they will ever meet and work together after more than 125 years of separation.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Make time to visit our free Audio Visual Theatre presentation for a taste of the majestic mountain top adventure.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep Switzerland Snowdon- September 2018


General Office

00800 100 200 30


Snowdon Mountain Railway,
LL55 4TT



Plan route to Snowdon Mountain Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 585602  Lat: 53.12015 Long: -4.11585

7.5 miles from Caernarfon, 10 miles from Bangor, 17 miles from Betws y Coed.
Nearest mainline railway station - Bangor (North Wales Coast line) 9 miles North.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Bangor station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Make time to visit our free Audio Visual Theatre presentation for a taste of the majestic mountain top adventure.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children