Talyllyn Railway

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Date of travel

March, 2016

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Family including children under 16

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The Talyllyn Railway is a preserved narrow guage steam railway and has made great effort to be as accessible as possible. Passengers with disabilities and their carers receive a 20% reduction on ticket price. Disabled children travel free.

Most trains except the Vintage and Victorian trains have a wheelchair accessible carriage which can carry up to six wheelchairs. Although there are lightweight portable ramps at all the staffed stations (Tywyn Wharf, Rhydyronen, Dolgoch, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol) the best staion to access the trains is Tywyn Wharf, with a refreshment break at Abergynolwyn. Station staff are excellent and very willing to help.

There are accessible toilets at Tywyn Wharf, in the museum and at Abergynolwyn stations.

The main car park at Tywyn Wharf is about 75 yards from the station but passengers with disabilities can be dropped off at the foot of the station approach. There is a wheelchair available from the station for use around the station. The shop and king’s Cafe are fully accessible. There is a lift giving access to both floors of the museum at Tywyn Wharf station.

Parking at Pendre Station is along the road. There is no parking at Rhydyronen or Bryngalss stations. Parking for Dolgoch Station is in the car park along the B4405. There is as wheelchair accessible route to the station from here, although it is quite a long way and there is one quite steep gradient of 1:4 at one point.

Abergynolwyn station car park is along the B4405 below the station. There is a reasonably steep tarmac drive up to the station. It is possible to drive up to the station to drop off disabled visitors, but there is no parking or turning facility here. Cars have to back down the drive. The Quarryman’s Caban and shop are both wheelchair accessible.s

There is no road access to Nant Gwernol Station and the path is unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. The station is only staffed when the peak train service is running.

There is further information “here.”:http://www.talyllyn.co.uk/access


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