Alice the little Welsh engine

 Croeso, welcome to the award winning Bala Lake Railway 
"Home of Alice the Little Welsh Engine"   

 View from a Bala Lake Railway train

Our Santa Trains are running today
Sunday 10th December

Santa Train Update

Sunday 10th December - Santa trains are running today

Our staff have made it to Llanuwchllyn from Chester (via A483, A5), Porthmadog and Dolgellau. At the time roads were passable with care, and gritters have been out on the A494 and A470/A487.

You will need to decide whether it is wise for you to travel today. If you do, please set off early, allow plenty of time and keep your speeds down.

We cannot offer refunds if you are unable to come. However, we will review the situation at the end of the day to see if it would be possible to operate another day for those that can’t make it. We’re not making any promises on this.

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Thank you / Diolch

Thank you to everyone who has visited us and travelled on the trains this year – you’ve helped make it another record for the railway. Normal services are now finished for the year and will restart again on Sunday 11th February 2018.

Diolch i bawb sydd wedi ymweld â ni a wedi teithio ar y trenau eleni – mae wedi bod yn flwyddyn llwyddiannus dros ben unwaith eto. Mae’r trenau arferol wedi gorffen am y flwyddyn a byddent yn ail gychwyn ar Ddydd Sul yr 11eg o Chwefror 2018.

Beautiful Welsh Countryside

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9 mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Main Marian at Bala stationNarrow Gauge Steam Railway

Our narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding scenery including the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy. Your journey is described on our 'Your Journey' page in greater detail.

Start your Visit

Llanuwchllyn is the railway’s main station; from here regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. At Llanuwchllyn, visitors can watch the steam locomotives being serviced before they join the train, can see the Victorian signal box in operation and can enjoy light refreshments in the station buffet.

A Perfect Day Out

All trains start and finish their day from Llanuwchllyn. There is free car parking as well as a buffet, souvenir shop, toilets and picnic tables.

Alice on a Slate Train SpecialBala Lake

Our railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Bala Lake. The round trip of 1 hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing. There is access to the lake shore at Llangower station for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.

Bala Station

At Bala Station there is limited roadside car parking with large car parks in the town centre, half a mile away.

 

The Bala Lake Railway Trust is helping us by raising funds to realise the 45 year old dream of extending our line from its current remote terminus outside Bala into Bala town centre. Find out more by clicking here Find out more about the other Great Little Trains of Wales
  We have recently been recognised in two awards by the Heritage Railway Association click here for further details

 

The Bala Lake Railway is very proud to have again been awarded a tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" in 2017