Timetable & Special Events

Pre-booking is advisable!
Tickets are limited, passengers are advised to book in advance through our Ticket Office.

The Museum and shop are open half an hour before the departure of the first train and closes half an hour after the arrival back in Corris of the last train. Teas, coffees and light refreshments are available.

2024 Passenger Service & Museum Opening Days

Passenger services will operate on selected days between Good Friday 29th March to Saturday 26th October 2024. Trains leave Corris Station at the times shown below with a round trip taking 50 minutes. Santa Trains will operate on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2024. No single tickets are issued as under our planning requirements all journeys must start and end at Corris Station.

Fares & Train Times

Train Running Times: 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm.
Extra trains may run on busy days. Later trains may run on some special events days.
Adult: £10.00, Child (5-15 years old): £5.00, Children Under 5: FREE,
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £25.00.
Well behaved dogs £1 (Assistance dogs are FREE).
Museum Admission: FREE.

Santa Specials – Fares & Train Times

Pre-booking is essential for Santa Specials!
Train Running Days: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2024.
Train Running Times: 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.
Tickets: Adult: £7.50 (TBC), Child (up to 15 years old): £10.00 (TBC).
Museum Admission: FREE.

Our trains include provision for the carriage of wheelchair passengers and those with reduced mobility, as does the Museum and Ticket Office. Well behaved dogs are welcome and are carried on the train at the discretion of the train crew.

2024 Special Events (Train times may vary on special event days)
SATURDAY 24th & SUNDAY 25th AUGUSTMODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Y Plas Machynlleth SY20 8EROur annual Model Railway Exhibition which features a diverse mixture of layouts in various scales (and usually has at least one where children can try their hand at “driving” the trains) will be open over two days of the Bank Holiday Weekend. There are also trade stands, a Corris Railway Sales outlet and one raising funds for our Southern Extension project. Refreshments and light snacks will be available. Opening hours are 10.00 to 16.30.
Train services will also be running as usual on the Railway itself, about four and a half miles away (Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th).
Contact: enquiries@corris.co.uk
SATURDAY 7th & SUNDAY 8th DECEMBERSANTA STEAM TRAINSDefy Scrooge and his like and take a steam train trip to meet Santa in his special part of Maespoeth Junction. There are presents for the children, activities to take part and seasonal refreshments for adults and children alike. Advance booking is essential. Contact: "Enquiries" at enquiries@corris.co.uk

We try to ensure that steam trains run as advertised. The Corris Railway may have to cancel, alter or suspend the published timetable with or without notice, or to use a diesel locomotive in the unlikely event of a breakdown or crew shortage. It accepts no liability for any loss, inconvenience, disappointment or delay caused by this.

We regret that cancellations can only be entertained with more than 7 days to go before travel and that any cancellation will be subject to a 20% administration fee.

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  • star rating  A fantastic narrow gauge railway - We visited the railway on July 5th and it was a fantastic experience. The loco and rolling stock were in immaculate condition and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.... read more

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  • star rating  A trip down Memory Lane - This is an absolutely delightful experience. You start off in the ticket office and are given an old fashioned ticket to be punched. There’s a museum and you can have... read more

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  • star rating  Nice little spot to stop off - Very pleasant place to visit. There wasn’t tonnes to look through but the museum was quaint and well kept. The staff were very friendly and the tour of facilities at... read more

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    28th August 2022
  • star rating  Small but perfectly formed - Not a long ride (yet!) but the locomotive and carriages were authentic and immaculate, the operating practices excellent, the views pleasant, and the staff extremely friendly. Delightful and an object... read more

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    1st May 2022
  • star rating  Fabulous day out - Absolutely fabulous
    Spotlessly clean train and carriages
    Informative staff
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    18th April 2022
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Party Bookings & Special Train Hire

Within national and local Covid-19 restrictions, we welcome group and coach party bookings and can arrange special trains for special occasions such as birthdays. Other attractions to visit in the area include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre and the Centre for Alternative Technology. We are located in Corris village, reached by turning off the A487 Dolgellau – Machynlleth road at the Braich Goch Inn. Visiting as a group? Contact Graeme Jolley at Corris Railway Group Bookings or Download a Group Booking Form.

Your Railway for a Day

Would you and a small group of similarly-minded friends like to spend a few hours trying your hands at driving steam, diesel and battery powered electric locomotives on part of the oldest narrow gauge railway in Mid Wales?

We can offer the Experience Day on days when normal services are not operating (see www.corris.co.uk for timetable arrangements). Prices are £408 for a diesel day or £504 for a steam day. Maximum 6 participants – or you can book the day for yourself or a loved one as a special experience if you wish.

As well as driving and firing locomotives you can cover some track that our passenger trains do not traverse, spend time in the signalbox and work with the guard. And help to move the loco on the new traverser at Corris station.

Participants should be physically fit and must not have consumed alcohol or drugs in the eight hours before the day begins.

For enquiries and bookings please contact Graeme Jolley at Corris Railway Railway For A Day Bookings

Small Railway with Big Ambitions

We have big projects on the go: extending the line southwards to Tan y Coed Forest Amenity Site, re-developing Corris Station, and building a second new steam locomotive. Visitors can see parts of the new loco and four replica Victorian carriages in our workshops. Also see a model of the proposed new station at Corris in the museum.

Please help us to develop the Railway by slipping a donation into one of the collecting boxes at Corris and Maespoeth Stations. Every penny counts. Thank you.

Track our work in progress at www.corris.co.uk – updated most weeks. Follow us on Twitter & Facebook.

13 thoughts on “Timetable & Special Events

  • 22nd May 2018 at 6:02 pm

    I would like to book three tickets for the first train out of Corris at 11.00am Sunday 17th June 2018, to ensure we get a place on that train. I could not find a facility for booking on-line on your website. I should be most grateful for you earliest reply, by return if possible. Many thanks, CHRIS G.

    • 23rd May 2018 at 11:29 am

      Electronic booking is not currently available and enquiries of this nature should be directed to enquiries@corris.co.uk. On this occasion we have been able to reserve three tickets for you Chris in the Museum shop.

    • 5th May 2021 at 1:14 pm

      Pre-booking is now essential! All passengers should book tickets in advance through our online Ticket Office.

  • 6th January 2022 at 4:19 pm

    Please can you inform me as to booking requirements for August 2022? We will be travelling from Sussex for a,week in Wales with our Grandson specifically to travel the little trains of Wales so do not want to miss out on booking! Thank you

    • 7th January 2022 at 3:24 pm

      Corris Railway will, Covid permitting, re-commence operations at Easter 2022. The timetable will be published nearer to the opening date and will be updated here. It is expected that the railway will run throughout the spring and summer on Sundays and Bank Holidays with certain other operating days during high summer.

      All tickets in 2022 will be bookable via the website and ticket prices will be £8.00 Adult, £4.00 Child, £20.00 Family of 2 x Adults and 2 x Children.

    • 15th June 2022 at 9:40 am

      Access to the engine shed and carriage shed at Maespoeth Junction is only by means of a train ride from Corris Station.

      You are welcome to visit the Corris Railway museum and shop at any time that trains are running and are welcome to stop and have refreshments and watch the train movements from there.

      Please see the Timetable & Special Events page for the days and times of trains.

  • 22nd February 2023 at 10:01 pm

    “Passenger services will operate from Good Friday 7th April to Saturday 21st October 2023”.
    Does that mean trains every day? or only weekends?

    • 23rd February 2023 at 10:44 am

      Thank you for your enquiry. The passenger services timetable for 2023 will be published as soon as it is made available.

      The first trains of 2023 will indeed be the Easter Weekend where passenger services will run from Good Friday 7th April to the Bank Holiday Monday 10th April (inclusive).

    • 17th March 2023 at 11:36 pm

      Pre-booking for 2023 is now available! All passengers should book tickets in advance through our online Ticket Office.

  • 1st March 2023 at 3:23 pm


    I was wondering how can someone book online as the calendar doesn’t seem to have availability for the 2023.


    • 17th March 2023 at 11:34 pm

      Pre-booking for 2023 is now available! All passengers should book tickets in advance through our online Ticket Office.

      • 31st March 2023 at 2:21 pm

        I am coming to wales in May and would like to book a ticket before I leave home as I wont have a printer once I leave home! But without the timetable information this is impossible! Do you actually want passengers


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