Heritage railway to develop new station at Caernarfon
The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway has announced plans to open a new station at Caernarfon, replacing the existing temporary structure in a £1.2 million project.
It is thought that the new station at Caernarfon will help to increase visitor numbers to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway by an estimated 5,000 visitors a year.
The F&WHR already provides significant benefits to the wider local economy, generating an estimated £25m each year.
The heritage railway's Porthmadog Harbour Station recently reopened after a £1.3m rebuild. Building work at the new station may begin by the end of the year.
The 25 mile long railway is the oldest heritage railway in Britain
The railway held two public consultation town earlier this year and has incorporated ideas and suggestions made by local residents and visitors into the proposed design, which will include retail, catering and display areas covering two floors.