Open Again!


We are not currently planning to operate any further trains in September but keep an eye on this page and our Facebook page for any trains running in October.

Our railway shop and café will remain open from Wednesdays to Saturdays for the foreseeable. Keep your eyes peeled for any trains running in October, which may be announced nearer the time.

Departures are from our Porthmadog station only (Pen-y-Mount station remains closed).

Operating Days:

No public service in the next 3 weeks

Departure times:

10.00,  11.15,  13.00,  14.15


Each return trip lasts a little under an hour and comprises a short diesel train ride out to and back from Pen-y-mount station, with, on the way back, a stay of around twenty minutes for a visit to our extensive, interactive railway heritage museum, and an opportunity to ride on our miniature railway (the latter subject to volunteer availability).

All have been specially prepared to meet Covid-19 hygiene and social distancing requirements. The train comprises a diesel locomotive and most of our operational carriages, with a maximum of 7 ‘compartments’ spaced out and demarcated for each household/social group/’bubble’.

Available fares (all for one return trip only)

Adult £10.25, Child £4.95 (under 3s free),
Family (2 adults and maximum 2 children) £27.00 (and local residents concessions).


Prospective visitors are strongly encouraged to make advance email reservations no later than 24 hours before scheduled departure. Contact details are below.

Payment by card only please, at our booking office and shop, no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

To reserve a ‘compartment’ please email at least 24 hours before scheduled departure with, for each household/social group/’bubble’, lead name, mobile phone number, details of tickets requested, and total number of persons (including children and under 3s) within the group (most ‘compartments’ have a maximum capacity of 5 persons but some have more).

Some of this information is also requested in support of the Welsh Government/National Health Service Covid-19 Test, Trace, Protect arrangements. This will be retained securely for 21 days after the date of the visit. None will be passed to any other party.

Late Bookings

‘Compartments’ not reserved 24 hours before departure, and reserved ‘compartments’ not claimed and paid for 20 minutes before departure, will be released for general sale. Again payment by card only please, accompanied by a request for Test, Trace, Protect information.

Booking Office / Shop

Our booking office and shop will be open from 09.15 to 16.00 on Thursdays and Saturdays and 10.00 to 16.00 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Phone enquiries may be made to 01766 513402, but please note that an answering machine is in operation for much of the time.

Russell Café

The Russell Café will be open from 09.00 to 16.00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, phone enquiries to 07718 309277.

Face Coverings

Whilst at the Railway, we encourage all our passengers to wear face coverings when possible, excluding those with medical requirements. Aside from this exception, it is compulsory to wear face coverings on the train. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Further Updates

In view of the constantly changing Covid-19 circumstances it may be necessary to make changes to the timetable and opening times at short notice. Where possible we will advertise these on this website and Facebook pages.

Please note that our normal ‘Ride all Day’, ‘Footplate Pass’, and ‘Driver Experience’ experiences are suspended until further notice.

We wish everyone well and look forward to your continued support in these difficult times.

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