Bala ReRailed – Postponed until 2021

12th to 13th June 2021

Visit the Bala Town station site behind the Cinema for a special open day to promote our extension project and ride the first steam train to operate in Bala town since the closure of the standard gauge station in the 1960’s.

  • First steam train in Bala for 55 years. 
  • 2’ gauge temporary track with one of the BLR’s resident locos in steam and offering rides in an open coach. 
  • A 7.25” gauge miniature railway offering rides.
  • The BLR Trust display showing the extension plans.
  • Guided tours of the extension route with Trust chairman Julian Birley at 11.30 and 3.15. 
  • A model of the proposed Bala Town station, as built by Model Rail magazine. 
  • Musical entertainment from a Brass Band and Mechanical Organ. 
  • Vintage vehicle display, including Ivo Peters’ Bentley.
  • Vintage bus link to Bala Pen-y-Bont station.
  • Other local exhibitors and traders (TBC).

Find out more about the extension project on the Bala Lake Railway Trust website.

Site Location

The Bala Town station site is on Heol Aran (Aran Street) in Bala, this is directly behind the Cinema (currently closed). If you intended to drive directly to the site, you can park next door at the Plasey Street pay and display car park (postcode ). There are also public toilets available in the carpark.

 

Timetable

Timetable: pinkNot Mon
or Jun 13/14
Llanuwchllyndep10.1011.0011.5012.40 1.30 2.20 3.10 4.00 5.20*
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*
Llanuwchllynarr11.2512.15 1.05 1.55 2.45 3.35 4.25 5.00 6.20
All bookings are currently subject to a £20 minimum purchase and tickets must be booked via our online shop.
* Not Mondays or Jun 13/14