Steam train offers 'bus replacement service'

by Webmaster, 28th June 2019

Talyllyn Railway in Gwynedd offers locals free trips as roadworks shrink bus timetable

Picture: © Jeremy Segrott, Creative Commons

Many of us will be familiar with being shepherded off a railway platform to board a replacement bus that spends three times as long getting you to your destination.

Well the tables have turned emphatically in Tywyn, on the west coast of Gwynedd. Temporary roadworks on the B4405 have resulted in a reduction of buses heading inland to the village of Abergynolwyn.

Luckily for the locals, this is on the precise path of Talyllyn Railway – a heritage railway who have offered to take locals for free while the roadworks are still in place. It does double the journey time from 20 to 40 minutes, but who minds that when you're travelling in such style?

Talyllyn Railway runs between Tywyn on the coast to Nant Gwernol in the Snowdonian hills. It was the world's first preserved railway.


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