Talyllyn Railway in Mid Wales is ‘Loving it Local’ during the half term week between February 18 and 26. Twice as many trains will run at half the usual fares as part of the railway’s annual thank you to the local community.
Called ‘Love It Local’, there will also be children’s activities at Tywyn Wharf Station during the week, including a colouring competition.
Trains will depart for Nant Gwernol from Tywyn Wharf Station at 10.30am, 11.40am, 2pm and 3.10 pm and all fares are half price. In addition, Kings Café at Wharf Station will be open all week serving hot and cold meals and the Quarryman’s Caban at Abergynolwyn Station will be open for snacks and light refreshments.
Chairman of Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society Ian Drummond said:
‘We deeply appreciate all the support given to the railway by the local community during the past year and one of our aims is to build more links into the future.
“This railway has served the local community for 150 years and we hope it will continue for many more. Therefore, this is our way of saying thank you and this year we’ve made it bigger and better than ever.
“We hope that many people will come along and join us during the week whether it’s to ride the train, have a meal or simply say ‘hello’. You will be more than welcome.”
On Saturday, February 25, there will also be an opportunity for those interested in getting involved in volunteering on the railway with their ‘Try Your Hand’ day.