Sponsor a Sleeper
For the last 5 years we have embarked on a major programme of upgrading the sleepers that support the rails, completing about a ¼ mile of the railway each time over the winter. Despite our successful Covid-19 appeal, the pandemic has left us short of funds for this vital work, please help us by clicking the link below to sponsor a sleeper via our online shop.

Sponsor a Sleeper

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Upcoming Events

The railway runs special events throughout the year, the upcoming events are listed below:

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Important Announcements

Winter Work Programme

Our running season was cut short during September by the introduction of the Welsh two-week lockdown over the school half-term period. This enabled us to start our winter work programme slightly earlier than planned.

The work planned for this winter includes:

  • The rebuilding of two coaches
  • Improving fencing along the line
  • Re-sleepering the points at Llangower station
  • Bringing the new Llangower signalbox into service
  • Relaying ¼ of a mile of track

If you would be interested in volunteering to help with any of the above activities, then please let us know by emailing our General Manager at david.jones@bala-lake-railway.co.uk

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. 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. Visit the Your Journey page to find out more.

Bala Town Extension

The Bala Lake Railway Trust is raising £2.5 million as part of the Red Dragon Project to construct the extension of the Bala Lake Railway to Bala Town Station.

Please sign our change.org petition to show your support for this exciting project: Go to Change.org petition

Help us now by joining the Red Dragon Appeal, or donate now using PayPal Giving (opens external website).

Covid-19 Restrictions

It is a requirement of the Welsh Government that our passengers wear face coverings whilst travelling on our trains and in all our indoor spaces including our shop/café, toilets, and Heritage Centre.

Children under the age of 11 are exempt and are not required to wear face coverings.