Help this railway jewel

A jewel at the heart of Snowdonia is in the process of gaining just a little bit more sparkle… and you can be a part of supporting one of Britain’s great little railways.

Work is progressing rapidly on the new terminal building at Caernarfon, a building which will provide excellent facilities for visitors to the Welsh Highland Railway and which is due to open in the summer of 2018.

It’s part of a significant investment in the town, one of Wales’ best known and loved tourist destinations, and the extra length of the terminal will allow trains of 12 cars to operate, meaning an even better service for visitors to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland lines.

Those lines take travellers right into the heart of the national park and bring prosperity to the town and region – while the car parking facilities mean fewer vehicles by the sides of the road in the stunning national park.

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways chief Paul Lewin recently said: “We are proud to be investing in Caernarfon. The new station is bringing £2m work to the local area in the next 12 months.”

Significant grant aid has been secured for the project, but donations are still needed as part of the Diamond Jubilee Appeal to ensure the work is a success.

If you can help and want to be part of the future of the railway, visit: www.festrail.co.uk/appeal/donate.html or write to: The Ffestiniog Railway Trust, Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd LL49 9NF

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