Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station serves the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, famous for its Welsh slate. At the end of the Conwy Valley Line, Blaenau Ffestiniog trains travel to Llandudno Junction some 27 miles away by train. Which whilst short in distance, the train takes just under an hour on average to make the journey due to the steep inclines. Find out more about the train from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction here.
Perhaps the more famous of the train services calling Blaenau Ffestiniog station home is the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. Recognised as the world's oldest narrow gauge railways, this is possibly one of the UK's best-known heritage railways. The 13.5-mile journey winding through the stunning Welsh countryside from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on the coast draws tourists to the area from every corner of the globe. From Porthmadog, a further heritage line is also available to the seaside town Caernarfon. At 25 miles in length, Porthmadog to Caernarfon is the UK's longest heritage railway line.
Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva Trains Wales) manage platform 1 at Blaenau Ffestiniog station which has a sheltered waiting area, pay phone and car park adjacent to the entrance. There is no ticket office or self-service machine available at the station. Tickets should either be purchased in advance or from the conductor on the train. The conductor will also be able to assist any passengers needing help in boarding the train. The other 2 platforms at Blaenau Ffestiniog station are part of the Ffestiniog Railway.
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