Bala at 50

30th April to 2nd May 2022

In 2022 we celebrate 50 years since the first train ran on the Bala Lake Railway. Throughout the year we will be holding several special events to commemorate our first half century.

Our first event corresponds with the weekend in 1972 when the first track was laid at the railway.

The highlight of the weekend will be the launch of a brand-new pictorial album charting the development of the railway over the first 50 years of its history.

We will also be launching a commemorative ale together with a specially commissioned branded beer glass to mark the occasion.

We are also looking forward to welcoming a visiting locomotive to the railway.

On Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May we will be running some additional trains on top of our normal Blue timetable service.

The visiting locomotive will be helping us operate our intensive Pink timetable service on Sunday 1st May.

Other activities will be taking place around Llanuwchllyn station during the weekend.

Look out for further announcements giving more detail in the lead up to the event.

Timetable: blue
Llanuwchllyndep11.0012.50 2.30 4.05
Llangowerdep11.10 1.00 2.40 4.15
Balaarr11.25 1.15 2.55 4.30
Baladep11.40 1.30 3.10 4.35
Llangowerdep11.55 1.45 3.25 4.50
Llanuwchllynarr12.10 2.00 3.40 5.05
All bookings are currently subject to a £15 minimum purchase and tickets should be booked via our online shop.

Timetable: pinkNot
Sept 24/25
Not Aug 29
or Sept 24/25
Llanuwchllyndep10.1011.0011.5012.40 1.30 2.20 3.10 4.00 5.20
Llangowerdep10.2011.1012.0012.50 1.40 2.30 3.20 4.10 5.30
Balaarr10.3511.2512.15 1.05 1.55 2.45 3.35 4.25 5.45
Baladep10.5011.4012.30 1.20 2.10 3.00 3.50 4.35 5.50
Llangowerdep11.1012.0012.50 1.40 2.30 3.20 4.10 4.50 6.05
Llanuwchllynarr11.2512.15 1.05 1.55 2.45 3.35 4.25 5.00 6.20
All bookings are currently subject to a £15 minimum purchase and tickets should be booked via our online shop.