North West Wales

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway plan station in Caernarfon

An architect's impression of the new station
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway said work on Caernarfon station could start at the end of the year

An historic steam railway in Gwynedd has unveiled plans for a new £1.2m station in Caernarfon.

The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway said the project would create two jobs and safeguard more than 150.

The new station will increase railway visitor numbers by around 5,000 a year and building work could start at the end of the year.

The heritage railway's Porthmadog Harbour Station recently reopened after a £1.3m rebuild.

"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," said Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway in a statement.

"The £1.2m project to provide a new station at Caernarfon will create new jobs and safeguard existing ones in addition to generating extra traffic and revenue for both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway and the local economy.

"Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway already provides significant benefits to the wider local economy, generating an estimated £25m each year and creating more than 400 jobs."

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