Heritage railway to develop new station at Caernarfon

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway has announced plans to open a new station at Caernarfon, replacing the existing temporary structure in a £1.2 million project.

It is thought that the new station at Caernarfon will help to increase visitor numbers to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway by an estimated 5,000 visitors a year.

The F&WHR already provides significant benefits to the wider local economy, generating an estimated £25m each year.

The heritage railway's Porthmadog Harbour Station recently reopened after a £1.3m rebuild. Building work at the new station may begin by the end of the year. The 25-mile long railway is the oldest heritage railway in Britain.

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