One of the famous little trains of Wales the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway has become a tourist attraction. The 2 foot 6 inch gauge railway wends its way through a Valley from Welshpool, eventually following the path of the River Banwy towards its terminus at Llanfair Caereinion a distance of 8 miles. Originally opened in 1903 it was constructed to serve the local communities along the route for both passenger use and for getting goods to markets from the local farms. The Narrow gauge was ideal for navigating the sharp curves on the line and dealing with some of the gradients.
From 1931 the line was relegated to "Goods Only" and was eventually close in 1956. Rising from the ashes, due to an enthusiasts group, the line has been progressively re-opened allowing the thrill of steam and the countryside views to be enjoyed once again.
Our journey will take us from Welshpool for the 45 minute journey to Llanfair Caereinion, arriving at mid-day. At LLanfair Caereinion there is a tea room on the station for refreshments where you can buy a light lunch. Our return journey departs at 1pm. arriving in Welshpool 45 minutes later.
Boarding our coach for the return journey there will be a stop mid-afternoon in Bridgnorth before returning to Birmingham in the early evening.
You are advised to take some refreshments with you. There are no refreshment facilities at the station in Welshpool. The first opportunity to buy drinks will be in LLanfair Caereinion around mid-day.
Journey time on the Railway is 45 minutes in each direction with a 1 hour stop in between.
Access to the trains Should not pose any problems, however we are required to tell the operator in advance if we are taking any walking aids on board.
The coach will leave Welshpool within 15 minutes of arrival of the return journey.
The journey to Bridgnorth will take approximately 75 minutes and the stop in the town will be approximately 90 minutes, departing at 4:45pm
Return time in Birmingham will be between 6pm and 7pm. dropping off in Kings Norton first then through to the City Centre last.
Price includes Coach Fare and return rail journey £35.00
Depart From: Kings Norton Railway Station at 8:00am., Bournville Green at 8:10am. Selly Oak (Harborne Lane) 8:15am., Harborne (Lordswood Road) at 8:30am., City Centre (Dudley Street) at 9:00am,
For maps showing the pick-up points: click here
To book this trip please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form and we will get back to you.
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