The Anonymous Widower

Blaenau Ffestiniog Station

Blaenau Ffestiniog station is the interchange between the Conwy Valley Line and the Ffestiniog Railway.

Note that as my train arrived from Llandudno, there was a Ffestiniog Railway train to take travellers to Porthmadog.

This is said in the Wikipedia entry for KeolisAmey Wales under Improvements.

Invest to co-fund new station buildings at Blaenau Ffestiniog


  • The Conwy Valley Line is scheduled to be run by new Class 230 trains from mid-2019.
  • According to Wikipedia, there have been steam workings up the Conwy Valley Line.
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog station has a run-around loop to put a locomotive on the other end of a train.
  • The Halton Curve will open in December 2018, allowing direct and faster trains between Liverpool and Llandudno.

It would appear Transport for Wales are pulling out all the stops to bring tourists and employment to Blaenau Ffestiniog.


July 22, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , , , , ,


  1. I’d love to go nn the Ffestiniog railway sometime!

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller | July 22, 2018 | Reply

  2. I did a day trip from Liverpool.

    I had time to do the following.

    Merseyrail to Chester.
    Arriva Trains Wales to Llandudno.
    Arriva Trains Wales to Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Ffestiniog Railway to Porthmadog
    Lunch at Porthmadog.

    And then come back. I left Liverpool at 08:30 and got back at 19:00.

    Next year, it will be quicker, as you’ll be able to get a direct train from Liverpool to Llandudno.

    Comment by AnonW | July 22, 2018 | Reply

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