Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Photo: David Bothamley

Access Statement

Access Statement

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway welcomes visitors of all abilities.

On Train

Being a historic narrow gauge railway somewhat restricts on train facilities, however MOST of our trains have a vehicle that has been adapted to carry a maximum of four non-motorised wheelchairs (24” / 600mm or less).  Ramps are provided at Welshpool Raven Square and Llanfair Caereinion stations to gain access to these vehicles from the station platforms.

As space is limited it is essential to telephone the railway (01938 810441) in advance of your visit.

We regret that our Pickering Carriages (used on Vintage Trains and some other services) and our former Sierra Leone Railway Carriages (used on The African Train and some other services) are not suitable for carrying wheelchairs.

None of our carriages have toilet facilities.

Welshpool Raven Square and Llanfair Caereinion stations

Both termini have ramped access on to the platforms and the station buildings.  Please ask a member of staff should you have any difficulties in the shop, tearoom or booking halls, where some shelves and counters may not be accessible for a wheelchair user without assistance. Toilets for the physically disabled (and baby changing facilities) are available at both stations.  All toilets have level access.

Car parks are located adjacent to the stations, a short distance from the booking offices.  Priority parking is available at Welshpool on your left as you enter the car park.  It is possible to ‘drop off’ next to the station entrances before parking your car.  Entrances to the station buildings at both termini are via gentle slopes.

Intermediate stations

Sylfaen, Castle Caereinion, Cyfronydd and Heniarth stations are not suitable for access by passengers using wheelchairs and have no facilities or car parks.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT:

THE WELSHPOOL AND LLANFAIR LIGHT RAILWAY, THE STATION, LLANFAIR CAEREINION, POWYS  SY21 OSF

TELEPHONE: (01938) 810 441   FAX: (01938) 810 861  EMAIL: info [at] wllr.org.uk