Excursion Details

The Cambrian Coast Express

10/10/2017

Image courtesy of Ken Robinson.

Tuesday 10th October, 2017

 

... FEATURES THIS SCENIC LINE THROUGH TO LINES END AT PWLLHELI, ON THE VERY DAY 150 YEARS AGO THE COASTAL SECTION AND THE BARMOUTH BRIDGE OPENED.

 

For lovers of stunning scenery, the single track railway that wends across mid-Wales and follows the Cambrian coast around to Pwllheli is hard to beat. On leaving Shrewsbury enjoy the view as our special train joins the Cambrian line heading west through the pleasant Borders countryside. Once into Wales the line climbs through narrowing valleys to a summit at Talerddig and a winding descent to Machynlleth. We soon cross and follow the Dovey Estuary to Aberdovey, before the climb to the Friog rock shelter is followed by descent to the famous bridge across the sandy Mawddach Estuary into Barmouth. Our train then continues north through Harlech, with set downs at Minffordd and Porthmadog before reaching lines end at Pwllheli. The return retraces the outward route, giving you another opportunity to appreciate the fabulous scenery. We offer the following destinations for you to choose from:

 

Option A - Barmouth (approx. 13:00 to 17:50)
A compact resort and starting point of a circular trip, featuring a river ferry and walk over Barmouth Bridge.

 

Option B - Minffordd & Portmeirion (approx. 13:40 to 17:05)
Why not walk a mile (each way) and visit the italianate village of Portmeirion, made famous by the Prisioner TV series of the 1960s (admission charge applies).

 

Option C - Porthmadog (approx. 13:50 to 16:55)
A very pleasant port and town, home to narrow guage railways.

 

Option D - Pwllheli (approx. 14:30 to 16:30)
Market town of the Lleyn pennisula with marina. Lines end!

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DB CARGO CLASS 67 TO SHREWSBURY AND RETURN & NETWORK RAIL CLASS 97/3S THEREAFTER.

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Bristol Temple Meads 0530 0055
Bristol Parkway 0545 0045
Cam & Dursley 0610 0020
Cheltenham Spa 0630 2350
Bromsgrove
0705 2315
Birmingham New St. 0735 2245
Tame Bridge Parkway
0800 2220
Wolverhampton 0855 2210
Telford Central 0920 2145
Shrewsbury 1000 2100

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £99.00 £45.00
£376.00  

First Class

£139.00 £99.00 £536.00  
First Class Plus £155.00 £115.00 £600.00  
Premier Dining £239.00 £199.00 £936.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats have are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

 

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Updated 19/07/17

 

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