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Caernarfon Railway Station, Caernarfon
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Caernarfon Station is the northern terminus of the narrow gauge Welsh Highland Railway, located in the town of Caernarfon. It was opened on 11 October 1997 when the line was constructed from Dinas.HistoryThe railway between Caernarfon and Dinas was formerly part of the standard gauge Carnarvonshire Railway, later LNWR and LMS, between Caernarfon and Afon Wen, which was closed by British Railways in December 1964, and the tracks lifted.Northwards of the present Caernarfon station, the former standard gauge line ran through a tunnel, which is now used by a public road, to the site of the original Caernarvon railway station station. The LNWR was under an obligation to build a station on this site (below Segontium Terrace), however the town corporation waived its claim to this station. The original line continued on to a junction with the Chester and Holyhead Railway just south of the Britannia Bridge, terminating at the now-demolished Menai Bridge Station.OpeningThe present station is sited on the former standard gauge trackbed adjacent to St. Helen's Road, opposite the former locomotive works of De Winton & Co and beneath the high retaining walls of Segontium Terrace, which can be reached from St Helen's Road via a pedestrian footbridge. The station buildings accommodate the booking office, a tourist shop and passenger facilities. In the winter of 2005/06 the passenger platform and run around loop at Caernarfon were lengthened to permit the operation of trains up to 10 carriages long.
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  • The WHR train is an amazing and lovely experience through some beautiful countryside. We (a group of friends) planned it in as part of our ascent of Snowdon up the Rhyd Ddu path. We got on at Caernafo...  more »
  • I have visited Caernarfon many times, and yet only driven into the town itself on one or two occasions. Most times we park up at Dinas station, and catch the WHR into Caernarfon itself, which is absol...  more »
  • Having been on a steam train only once before (Taunton to Minehead) I was looking forward to this trip. Arrived at Caernarfon station for the 10am train. Parking readily available at just £2 in Caerna...  more »