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Steam Railway:Fairbourne Railway

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Steam Railway, £1-£10.50

Fairbourne Railway

Fairbourne Railway

Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Outdoor attractions/activities will be able to reopen for 'day visitors' from the 6th July 2020 - Please check before travelling

Details

The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge railway in 1916. The line in 1986 was completely re built to a 12.25 inch gauge.

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 Since then his horse drawn trams have been replaced by steam engines and in 1985 the 15 inch gauge track was converted to 12 ¼ inch.

We will reopen with steam haulage every day at 10.40, 11.40, 12.40, 13.40, 14.40, 15.40 & 16.40 from Fairbourne.

Buy your tickets on the day, with no pre booking needed.

Strict covid-19 procedures will be in place to protect both visitors and staff.

The Museum, Rowen Centre and all facilities at Barmouth Ferry will remain closed.

The Café will remain open to sell tickets and gifts, with cashless payments preferred.

There will also be a take-away service for tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice cream and selected snacks prior to boarding the train.

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

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

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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