Terms and Conditions
Operating days 2013
Weather permitting, trains will run every day from the16th March to the 3rd November. In March and April it is expected that trains will run to Clogwyn. The usual destination between May and November is the Summit (subject to winter weather conditions).
Our Traditional Diesel Service with our stunning new carriages will only ever be driven with a diesel locomotive. Our Heritage Steam Experience will be with the Rebuilt Original Victorian Carriage design and original steam locomotive ** available from June 2013.
The Ticket Office opens daily during the season at 8:30am for ticket collection and sales. Tickets can also be purchased in advance of travel at www.snowdonrailway.co.uk or by telephone.
Please note: Only advanced sales can be made online or by telephone, not on the day of travel and are subject to £3.50 administration per booking. We recommend customers arrive 60 minutes prior to travel to collect pre-booked tickets and enjoy the free Film Theatre production. Tickets are non-transferable or refundable so please check the weather forecast before making a booking (www.metoffice.co.uk).
Can be purchased in advanced for the journey up Snowdon. Descent single tickets are only available on a stand by basis from the Summit platform.
Please note: At very busy times all trains may be fully booked so we cannot guarantee a journey back down should you decide to walk up.
The first departure from Llanberis is scheduled for 9:00am and at regular intervals thereafter, although trains run to passenger demand. On very busy days, trains can sell out very early in the day, so avoid disappointment please call to check availability.
Summit Traditional Diesel Service can last up to two and a half hours which includes a stop of approximately 30 minutes at the summit.
Heritage Steam service can last up to three hours which will include a stop of approximately one hour at the summit.
All services to Clogwyn can take up to two hours which includes a stop of approximately 30 minutes where the open mountainside offers stunning views. Please note: - There are no facilities of any kind at Clogwyn. To avoid the possibility of being stranded, passengers with return tickets must return on the same train as there may not be later availability or, any later trains arriving at or leaving the summit.
Dogs and Luggage
Only officially registered support dogs can be allowed on the trains and bulky luggage cannot be carried.
Like most commercial organisations we do charge for parking on our car park. Please ensure that you purchase a valid ticket for your stay. This can be done on site from our car park ticket machines.
SMR operates only one car park situated to the rear of the site entrance on Victoria Terrace.
Whilst revenues derived are paid to the railway, any charges for overstays or parking charges levied when customers do not purchase a valid ticket for their stay will be collected by our partners ‘Parking Eye Ltd’
Wheelchair users and passengers with mobility issues are asked to telephone us to discuss any particular requirements. Further information and the site access statement are available here.
The weather on Snowdon is notoriously unpredictable and can change rapidly. Fine weather in Llanberis does not guarantee fine weather or clear views from any part of the mountain. If weather conditions become severe and trains cannot proceed to the summit they will terminate at Rocky Valley (5/8 up Snowdon) and a reduced fare is offered.
How to Find Us
Satellite navigation systems often misdirect our customers. Please enter LL55 4TT for directions to our car park.
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The Railway operates from Llanberis
Station on the A4086.
Approximate travelling times from:
• Caernarfon 15 minutes
• A55 Junction 11 Bangor 20 minutes
• Bangor 25 minutes
• Betws-y-Coed 45 minutes
• Porthmadog 45 minutes
• Chester 90 minutes
To find information on local buses and trains either call 0871 200 22 33 or click www.traveline.info
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