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February 14th 2011
(Posted in: Welsh Highland Railway News)
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Locals flock to ride the Welsh Highland
The special offer for local residents to experience the final section of the Welsh Highland saw crowds at Porthmadog Harbour Station as people queued to take advantage of the special £1.50 fares on offer.

On Saturday, more than 300 people travelled on the first train, necessitating adding extra carriages to meet demand. As a result, the 11 car train was too long for the loop at Hafod y Llyn and the train had to be 'topped and tailed' with Single Fairlie Taliesin and diesel Vale of Ffestiniog. The afternoon train was reduced to nine carriages as 'only' 200 passengers turned up, Taliesin handling the load with ease.

On Sunday, the weather took a turn for the worse, but 235 passengers still grabbed the chance to ride from Porthmadog to the mouth of the Aberglaslyn Pass.

The final £1.50 trains run this Wednesday and Thursday, before a half-term week of full services between Caernarfon and Porthmadog start on Sunday 20th.

 

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The eleven car train about to depart for Hafod y Llyn


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Returning across Britannia Bridge


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