B&FRHT (Registered no: 11668316) Garth Celyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, LL48 6RF

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog is currently the terminus for the Conwy Valley line from Llandudno Junction and is a popular rail tour destination with regular railtours over the summer months.

It is also home to the Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge line that stretches all the way to Porthmahdog and from there to Caernarfon on the Welsh Highland Railway, a wonderful 40 mile long journey through the beautiful landscape of Snowdonia Mountains National Park and the coasts of Wales.

There have been proposals put in place by the Ffestiniog Railway to alter the layout at Blaenau Ffestiniog to create a cross platform connection between the Network Rail line and the Ffestiniog Railway line.

Things to See

Things to See


Ffestiniog Railway
Queens Hotel
Its a Small World
Llechwedd Glamping
Descent Adventures

It is proposed by the trust that the Trust shares in the efforts of the Ffestiniog Railway to create a cross platform interchange with a design of interchange allowing for three trains to be at a platform within the station at any one time. One being a Ffestiniog Railway Train, one being a TFW train and the third being one of our trains or a charter service. This would ensure that people can alight from or board any of the three trains without waiting for another train to depart.

Further details of the works being planned for the site can be found in the Trusts Long Term plan under Phase 14

An early GWR view with an 813 Metro tank arrived on a train from BalaToplight stock stabled next to the goods shed
A view from the Ffestiniog Railways footbridge. An interesting load in the slate wagons on the leftThe furthest you can go from Bala Junction. The buffer stop at Blaenau Ffestiniog with the Ffestiniog Railways access to the GWR exchange sidings
Artwork in check railsA view from the buffer stop towards the station. Next stop Manod and eventually Paddington. A pannier tank waits to leave on a 3 coach trainA view from Dorvill Road bridge with a very unusual wagon parked on the headshunt
Passengers disembark as 7428 arrives at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Two young boys watch the proceedings on a sunny Saturday 22nd August 1959. The ‘Presflo’ cement wagons stabled in the goods yard to the right travelled all the way from Portland, those here at Blaenau being used for the pumped storage scheme dam at Tan-Y-Grisiau
9669 arrives at Blaenau Festiniog and simmers gentle ready to uncouple and run round