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Crossing the Viaduct

Crossing the Viaduct

One of the original Loco's, No.2 'Dolgoch' crosses the viaduct which shares it's name. The loco has been in use since 1866 and is still used at the Railway. Pic Barbara Fuller
Crossing the Viaduct

Narrow Gauge Railway, £11-£22

Gorsaf Wharf Station,
Tywyn,
Gwynedd,
LL36 9EY

What3words:

Details

Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway was built originally to carry slate from the Bryn Eglwys Quarry outside Abergynolwyn to Tywyn wharf, where the slate was transhipped onto the mainline railway for onward shipping. The railway became the world’s first preserved railway in 1951, being run and operated entirely by volunteers.

Today, the 7.25mile long journey runs from the main station at Tywyn, along the picturesque Fathew Valley, travellng through rich farmland, ancient woodland and across ravines.

The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.

Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum, which tells the story of little railways across Britain, including the link to the Rev W Awdry, author of the railway series and Thomas the Tank engine. The station also houses a Cafe serving hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar. The onsite shop has a extensive range of railway and local gifts for sale.

The Quarryman’s Tea Room at Abergynolwyn, where the train has a 30minute stop, serves a range of refreshments and light bites.

Pre-bookable hampers and afternoon or cream teas can be added to the journey, as well as an upgrade to first class!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityElectric car charging point

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedSmoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (£1). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Open all the time

Prices

£22 Adult Explorer
£11 Child Explorer
£80 Private Compartment (seats up to 6)
£100 Private First Class Compartment (seats up to 6)
£150 Private Saloon (seats up to 12)
£1 Carbon offset your journey (see Extras to add)

Address

Gorsaf Wharf Station,
Tywyn,
Gwynedd,
LL36 9EY

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 585004  Lat: 52.58367 Long: -4.08884

What3words:

Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi, Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right. There is a Large pay & display car park 100 yards away. Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.





Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

King's Licenced Cafe & Bistro - at Tywyn Wharf station open from breakfast to afternoon tea, and on selected evenings. Gift Shop - a wide range of gifts, books, models and souvenirs at Tywyn Wharf station. The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - Free museum at Tywyn Wharf telling the story of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and beyond. Quarryman's Caban - tea rooms at Abergynolwyn station, open when train are running. Most trains take a 20-30 minute break here. Railway car parks at Tywyn Wharf (£1 )and Abergynolwyn (£1). There is a privately owned car park at Dolgoch Falls (charges).

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • 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 a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 8
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • 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
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Disability Access Statement is available online at http://talyllyn.co.uk/access or by phoning 01654 710472.

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