Welsh Highland Railway train reaches Porthmadog


The first passenger train on the rebuilt Welsh Highland Railway has arrived in Porthmadog.

The train was the first to cover the whole 25-mile length of the railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, but was delayed slightly when a lorry blocked the line outside the town.

It is the UK's longest narrow gauge railway and when linked with the Ffestiniog Railway, tourists will be able to travel by steam for almost 40 miles through Snowdonia.

Elwyn Jones, a director of the Welsh Highland Railway Society, told BBC Wales Today it was an important day for the area.

The line has cost £28m to complete and will create an estimated 350 jobs.

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