Snowdon Mountain trains return to summit for first time since pandemic | UK News

The iconic rail trains are returning the mountaintop for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic

Fancy a coffee with a view? Look no further than the summit of Snowdon…

Snowdon Mountain Railway trains will return to the summit of the Welsh mountain this summer for the first time since 2019.

Hafod Eryri, the visitor centre at the top, will also re-open its doors to the public after a historic upgrade to the track.

The Snowdon Mountain Railway trains have not run to the summit for over three years, originally due to Covid-19, before upper mountain track upgrades began.

The work was a significant first for the mountain, with over 1,000 metres of track being relayed in a successful refurbishment of the popular tourist attraction.

While Snowdon Mountain Railway opened its doors for the 2023 season on April 1st, the service has only traveled ¾ of the distance to the summit, ending at Clogwyn Station.

Standing at 1065m above sea level, Hafod Eryri visitor centre lies at the summit of Snowden

But due to the the latest enhancements of the line, Snowdon Mountain Railway will return to the summit on June 24 as the much-loved Hafod Eryri also reopens to the public.

Snowdon, known as Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, is the highest mountain in Wales at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level.

Vince Hughes, commercial manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, is excited for a busy 2023 season after a ‘historic and successful undertaking’.

He said: ‘We are extremely excited to once again offer our visitors the full journey to the summit of Snowdon, and to welcome passengers and walkers back to Hafod Eryri.

Plans are full speed ahead for the completed route – with 1,000 metres of line relayed for the occasion

‘With over 1,000 metres of line relayed for the enhancement and long-term improvement of the Snowdon Mountain Railway service, this was a historic and successful undertaking.

‘Our operations and commercial teams have worked incredibly hard in preparation for our trains returning to the summit, and we are looking forward to a busy few months ahead.’

The railway runs for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon and is the only rack and pinion railway in the UK.

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