Monday, November 12, 2012

Wales 1 - Snowdon Mountain Railways

Snowdon Mountain Railways was officially opened on 6th April 1896. Today, it is a major tourist pull attracting people keen for an experience of riding on a train to get to the highest peak in England and Wales. Here are some shots of the train against the spectacular views of the Snowdonia National park.

For train timings and prices check the official Snowdon Mountain Railways website:

Snowdon Mountain Railway station is located in Llanberis on the A4086
First train leaves Llanberis at 09.00 am with later trains running at frequent intervals subject to customer demand. 

During peak time the train could run at half hourly frequency.

The train travels 4.7 miles. 

A return ticket allows for an approximate 30 minute stop at the summit before returning on the same train.

Hafod Eryri is the Visitor Centre at the Summit. The centre has a refreshment area offering a selection of snacks and drinks

Adult return fare is £25 from Llanberis to Summit

The trains run from May to October

The train is a single track line and brings back the old world feel

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