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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Steam Railway, next open Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020, £1-£10.50

Fairbourne Railway

Fairbourne Railway

Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway

Details

The Fairbourne Railway extends two miles between Fairbourne Village and Barmouth Ferry where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch gauge track.

Return tickets are valid all day and passengers may break their journey at any of the four request stops.

The full round trip takes 60 mins and all trains are normally steam hauled.

The Fairbourne Railway track was originally laid in 1895 by Mr. Arthur McDougall, of flour fame, to transport building materials for the construction of Fairbourne Village. Since then his horse drawn trams have been replaced by steam engines and in 1985 the 15 inch gauge track was converted to 12 ¼ inch.

Rail Route: Fairbourne - Barmouth Ferry

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 15 - Sun 23 Feb 2020
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Mar 2020
Sat 28 - Sun 29 Mar 2020
Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020
Tue 21 - Thu 23 Apr 2020
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2020
Tue 28 - Thu 30 Apr 2020
Sat 2 - Sun 3 May 2020
Tue 5 - Sun 10 May 2020
Tue 12 - Thu 14 May 2020
Sat 16 - Sun 17 May 2020
Tue 19 - Thu 21 May 2020
Sat 23 - Sat 30 May 2020
Tue 2 - Thu 4 Jun 2020
Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020
Tue 9 - Thu 11 Jun 2020
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020
Tue 16 - Thu 18 Jun 2020
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020
Tue 23 - Thu 25 Jun 2020
Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jun 2020
Tue 30 Jun - Thu 2 Jul 2020
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Jul 2020
Tue 7 - Thu 9 Jul 2020
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jul 2020
Tue 14 - Thu 16 Jul 2020
Sat 18 Jul - Thu 3 Sep 2020
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Sep 2020
Tue 8 - Thu 10 Sep 2020
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Sep 2020
Tue 15 - Thu 17 Sep 2020
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Sep 2020
Tue 22 - Thu 24 Sep 2020
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Sep 2020
Tue 29 Sep - Thu 1 Oct 2020
Sat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2020
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct 2020
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Oct 2020
Sat 24 - Sat 31 Oct 2020
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020
See website for train times.
Also "Diesel on Demand" Service: 6 - 8, 13 - 15 & 20 - 22 October.

Prices

2020 Prices Adult £10.50; Children (3 - 15) £1.00 Accompanied, £6.00 Unaccompanied, Under 3 Free (except on Santa Specials).
"Diesel on Demand" Adult £6.00, Child £3.00.




Contact

Enquiries

Address

Beach Road,
Fairbourne,
Gwynedd,
LL38 2EX

Location

Directions

Plan route to Fairbourne Railway using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 615128  Lat: 52.69511 Long: -4.05084

By Road - just off the A493 Dolgellau to Tywyn road
By Bus - Service 28 from Dolgellau or Tywyn
By Rail - Cambrian Coast Line Machynlleth - Pwllheli service

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Fairbourne station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children