Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

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Events

Easter Fun - We regret this event is cancelled

Saturday, April 11, 2020 to Monday, April 13, 2020
Easter Fun

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

All travelling children receive a handsome easter egg.

Our Blue Timetable operates for this event.

Normal fares apply.

Sierra Leone Independence - we regret this event is cancelled

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Photo:  Bruce Webber

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Join us to celebrate the working life of our locomotive No.85 in Sierra Leone and our links to the country.  We have a special appeal to raise money to re-instate No.85 as a working loccomtive.  Further details can be found on our Sierra Leone Independence page.

Normal fares apply for this event

Fish & Chips Evening Train - 24th May 2020 - we regret this event is cancelled

Sunday, May 24, 2020

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Passengers with pre-booked tickets may wish to transfer them to a later date. Anyone with questions about bookings, or to request a refund if they prefer, is invited to contact the office on info@wllr.org.uk , but please bear with us – we are going to be pretty busy! Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

More information and prices.

 

 

Welsh Tea on the Train - please note, May Welsh Tea Trains are not operating

Saturday, May 30, 2020 to Sunday, May 31, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020 to Sunday, July 26, 2020
Tea Train.  Photo: C Spencer

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THE WELSH TEA TRAINS ON 30 & 31 MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  AT PRESENT BOOKINGS FOR THE 25 & 26 JULY HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.

Passengers with pre-booked tickets may wish to transfer them to a later date. Anyone with questions about bookings, or to request a refund if they prefer, is invited to contact the office on info@wllr.org.uk , but please bear with us – we are going to be pretty busy! Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Return journey from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool, leaving Llanfair at 13:50, with Welsh sweet and savoury tea served at your seat in one direction. Full silver and table cloth service. Travel one way in our Austrian or African tea cars, and the other direction in one of our elegant Edwardian saloon carriages.

Special fares will apply on the 'Welsh Tea' train, but ordinary fares apply on our ordinary 'Yellow' service.

If you have special dietary requests or other requirements, please call us before you book so we can see how we may assist.

For further information and to BOOK NOW

Orange Service

Saturday, June 13, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020 to Sunday, July 5, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
Traditional mixed train.  Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.

 The 'Vintage Trains' depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11:10 and 14:45, or from Welshpool at 13:05 and 16:20 (no return train available from Llanfair Caereinion).

Our other departues on the day will be hauled by one of our other steam locomotives, with passenger accommodation in our regular Austrian and Hungarian carriages.

Normal fares apply on all trains. (Member’s free travel valid on the vintage trains if space permits)

 



Welshpool Transport Festival and Evening Hog Roast Train - we regret these events are cancelled

Saturday, June 20, 2020

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Passengers with pre-booked tickets may wish to transfer them to a later date. Anyone with questions about bookings, or to request a refund if they prefer, is invited to contact the office on info@wllr.org.uk , but please bear with us – we are going to be pretty busy! Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Welshpool Transport  Festival

Building on previous years, an exciting festival encompassing all types of rail, road and water transport. 

For more details about the Welshpool Transport Festival please visit their website (not yet available).

We will be running additional trains during the day, Pink Timetable and normal ticket prices apply for this Pink Service. Tickets are now available for this service (select the 20th June on the timetable page and select the 'Buy Service Train Tickets Online' option).

Please note that the car park at our Welshpool Station is for railway patrons only and there will a £3.00 car parking charge in operation for this event. Car parking at our Llanfair Caereinion station remains free.

Evening Hog Roast Special Train

We will be running a Hogroast Special Train in the evening departing Llanfair Caereinion at 18.30. Please note the daytime tickets are not valid for this train and separate tickets are required. Tickets are now available for this service (select the 20th June on the timetable page and select the 'Buy Special Event Tickets On-line' option).

*** Please note that booking for the Hog Roast Evening Special will close on 18th June 2020 ***

Further information and prices.

Father's Day

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

Any father accompanied by his child travels at the child price.  Multiple generations welcome!

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is joining in the celebrations for Fathers’ Day on Sunday 21st June by offering dads the chance to ride the line at child rate.

On that day fathers who travel on the popular mid-Wales steam railway with one or more of their children will pay only £5.00 return for each ticket, the standard fare for children aged 3-15 (as always, children under three travel free). This compares to the standard adult return fare of £14.80.

The offer applies to multiple generations – grandfather, father and child riding together will need only three £5.00 tickets. And if there is a great-grandfather in the party, he travels for free! He really deserves it.

The 21st June timetable features two return trips from Welshpool Raven Square, at 11.15 and 14.05, and three from Llanfair Caereinion at 10.00, 13.00 and 15.30.  We expect the day to be busy, so dads wanting to take advantage of the offer are advised to guarantee their space by booking online on this website (select 21st June on the timetable page and follow the instructions), where the child’s ticket is only £4.50. Dads should just book themselves a child’s ticket along with the tickets for the children.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 1st August 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

More information and prices.

Evening Hog Roast

Saturday, August 15, 2020

We will be running a Hogroast Special Train in the evening departing Llanfair Caereinion at 18.30.

*** Please note that booking for the Hog Roast Evening Special will close on 13th August 2020 ***

Tickets now available

Further information and prices.

Ham Radio Weekend

Saturday, August 22, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
Ham Radio Event.  Photo: Charles Spencer

Over the weekend of 22nd-23rd August ham radio enthusiasts will be setting up their radio station at Llanfair Caereinion station.  Using the special call signal GB4 WLR, they will be broadcasting to the world.

The Ham Radio weekend is in conjunction with our orange Vintage Train timetable.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 29th August 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

More information and prices.

Gala Weekend - Friday

Friday, September 4, 2020

The start of our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  During the event, every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands.  Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.​

Further details when available.

 

Gala Weekend - Saturday

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details when available.

 

Gala Weekend - Sunday

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details when available.

 

 

Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ghost Image courtesy of www.halloweenclipart.com

Llanfair Caereinion station and the train will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk.

Come in costume and join in the fun. Spot the ghosts and creatures haunting the railway line for a prize.

Normal fares apply on all trains, and we'll be running our Yellow Timetable.

 

Ghost image courtesy of Halloweenclipart.com

Santa Special

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Monday, December 21, 2020
Magical journey through the Banwy Valley. Photo: Bruce Webber

5th/6th & 12th/13th & 19th/20th/21st of December. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince pies, mulled wine and fruit drinks are served on your return to Llanfair.

 

 

 

Mince Pie Special Trains

Sunday, December 27, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Photo: Kevin Heywood

Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a visit to our cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion for a complimentary mince pie.

Please note that all trains start and finish at Llanfair Caereinion only where there is plenty of FREE parking.  There is no parking at Castle Caereinion.

Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion for the appoximately 1 hour return journey at 11.00, 12.45 and 14.30.

Tickets may be bought online or on the day at the booking office.