Bala Lake Railway celebrates record year

Bala Lake Railway
North Wales heritage railway announces record number of visitors in 2017
Published Thu, 2017-10-19 14:58

Bala Lake Railway (BLR) has announced a record-breaking 2017 season for the number of visitors to the North Wales narrow-gauge heritage line.




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As well as this great news, BLR has also recently secured land from the local rugby club to help with their extension plans. The team have had a busy year with numerous pieces of land being purchased to make way for the extension into Bala town, along with a brand new station terminus.
Now that the recent land has been purchased from the rugby club, plans are in motion to demolish what is currently where the station will be built, and landscaping hopes to be finished before Christmas.

A spokesperson for the Bala Lake Railway Trust said :

"Acquiring this second piece of land is a huge step towards the Trust's ambition of extending the railway as it means that we have now secured the site for the new station building, which crucially is next to a large public car park. The purchase has been made possible thanks to an incredibly generous single donation from a supporter of the Trust who sees the tremendous potential and value in the project.”

The project which will extend into the town is estimated to cost £1.5 million and will see 60,000 visitors flock to the railway every year.

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