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The Ynys Mon Express

Saturday 4 May 2019

‘The Ynys Mon Express’ offers passengers a wonderful day out to North Wales.

With options to explore all that this area has to offer: from mountain scenery, to seascapes and medieval castles, there is sure to be something of interest on this railtour.

In North Wales there are several destinations to choose from. For passengers alighting at Llandudno Junction there will be a short coach connection to nearby Llandudno. Here you can visit the popular Victorian sea side resort, complete with pier and arcades, or else scale the Great Orme (via the Tramway, of course!) and take in the views from this astonishing coastal landmark. There is an off train excursion to visit the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway available from Llandudno Junction.

For those wishing to travel further into Wales with Tornado, passengers can visit the beautiful city of Caernarfon, with its imposing Castle, by way of a coach connection from Bangor station. The train will then continue on to its final destination of Holyhead.


From Llandudno Junction, join us on a grand circular tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. After a coach journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog we join the world’s oldest narrow gauge train to Porthmadog. This is a spectacular journey across descending 700ft through the Welsh mountains and then across ‘The Cob’ causeway to Porthmadog. After a lunchtime break we board our Welsh Highland train and head via the stunning Aberglasyn Pass to Caernarfon where passengers will board the coaches to make the transfer back to Bangor where ‘The Ynys Mons Express’ is rejoined. This is a stunning way to view Snowdonia.


The train will be steam hauled from Leicester to Holyhead on the outward journey and Holyhead to Crewe on the return.

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.

East Midlands Parkway08.2521.30
Stoke on Trent09.5020.00