The museum shop and Corris Railway are open from 10:30am until 5:00pm on the running days that passenger services operate. Teas, coffees and light refreshments are available.
2020 Passenger Service & Museum Opening Days
Passenger Running Days Special Event Days Diesel Hauled Day
Gravity trains first Sunday of the month at 3:15pm ★ Bank Holidays
Trains leave Corris Station on the hour, with a round trip taking 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 141-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth. 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, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. Last Santa Trains: 3pm.
Extra trains may run on busy days. Later trains may run on some special events days.
Adult: £6.00, Child (5-15 years old): £3.00, Children Under 5: FREE, Senior (60+): £5.50,
Family (2 adults + 2 children): £15.00.
Well behaved dogs £1 (Assistance dogs are FREE).
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.
Gravity Train Days:- On these dates passenger trains will operate between Corris station and Maespoeth Junction as normal at hourly intervals from 11.00 to 16.00 but at 15.15 a train of open waggons will make its way down the gradient from Corris to the Junction. It is possible to ride in the gravity train if you are a member of the Corris Railway Society (if you are a member you are covered by insurance to ride on the gravity train). Gravity trains should also feature, alongside steam, diesel and battery electric operations on Gala Day which is May 26th this year.
|2020 Special Events (Train times may vary on special event days)|
|SUNDAY 12th & MONDAY 13th APRIL||EASTER WEEKEND||Children can follow the Easter Egg Trail as the train goes to and from Maespoeth Junction and get a small prize. For other things to do on the day why not visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth at Corris, the Centre for Alternative Technology or the Corris Craft Centre (which is also an excellent place to eat before or after your visit to our Railway, Museum and Shop).|
|SATURDAY 2nd MAY||MACHYNLLETH COMEDY FESTIVAL||Laughter on the Corris. Once again we will have a small part in the popular and well-established Machynlleth Comedy Festival when before our normal services begin on Saturday May 4th a special train will run from Corris to Maespoeth Junction for a gig in the carriage shed before returning after the mid-morning mirth. We never know in advance who the performers will be but this is always an off-beat highlight of our operating year. If you plan to visit us on that day don't worry about extra car parking from passengers on this special -- they make the journey from and back to Mach by coach.|
|SUNDAY 24th MAY||SPECIAL GALA DAY||A special gala day featuring steam and diesel trains and various train formations including a gravity train. Steam, diesel and battery electric locomotives in action at Corris, Maespoeth Junction and on the line in-between. Passenger and gravity trains will run along with demonstration freight and van trains. The locomotive and carriage sheds at the Junction will be open to let you see carriages and waggons under construction and repair and there is plenty of time to explore our Museum at Corris, browse the shop, and enjoy some light refreshments. Normal fares apply. For a fuller lunch, if required, why not visit the “Slater’s Arms” which is 200 yards from Corris station and is in the “Good Beer Guide”.|
|SUNDAY 21st JUNE||FATHER’S DAY||Fathers travelling today can enjoy a free ride and receive a small gift if accompanied by a child under 15 on the train. For a fuller day out in the lovely Dulas Valley why not visit King Arthur’s Labyrinth at Corris, the Centre for Alternative Technology or the Corris Craft Centre (which is an excellent place to eat before or after your visit to our Railway, Museum and Shop).|
|SATURDAY 1st & SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST||VICTORIANS WEEKEND||Travel in a carriage whose design goes back to the end of the 19th century to enjoy part of the beautiful Dulas Valley in high summer. Steampunks will be welcome and you may like to add to the ambience by dressing the part, with any appropriately clad children aged under 15 travelling for free. At Maespoeth Junction there is a tour of the site, including the engine shed built in 1878, with a talk about how the history of our line which saw its first trains (horse worked then) in 1859. If a full lunch is wanted The “Slaters Arms” is 200 yards from Corris station and is listed as being of special historic interest (it also used to have its beer delivered by Corris train).|
|SATURDAY 29th & SUNDAY 30th AUGUST||MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION Y Plas Machynlleth SY20 8ER||Our 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.). There are also trade stands, a Corris Railway Sales outlet and one raising funds for our new steam engine. Refreshments and light snacks are available. Opening hours are 10.00 to 16.30 and admission prices are £4 (adult), £3.50 (senior), £2 (child), £10 (Family 2 +2)
And train services will also be running as usual on the Railway itself, about four and a half miles away.
Contact: Bill Newton 01745 337821 / email@example.com
|SATURDAY 31st OCTOBER||HALLOWEEN SPECIAL DAY||Come along and enjoy some spooky doings in the Dulas Valley, complete with some shivery surprises. No additional fares will be charged.|
|SATURDAY 12th & SUNDAY 13th DECEMBER||SANTA STEAM TRAINS||Defy 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 not necessary.
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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.
The ride is not very long but you get a great talk at the engine shed before the return journey. There is also a small museum. If you want a train journey while on holiday, but do not want to pay too much or need...More
Not yet up to the level of some of the other narrow gauge railways in North Wales; the visit was still most interesting. There is a small shop and café in the booking office which we took advantage of to have a cup of tea...More
I've been to North Wales so many times and I have always bypassed this railway because I thought it would be too small to be worth visiting. I was totally wrong! This railway is just breathtaking. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and there's a fabulous...More
We visited as a large family group covering 3 generations, and there was something for everyone here. For the little ones, the ride on the steam train came top. For adults, there was a very interesting talk on the history of the local railway and...More
We have not been to Corris for a long time , so visit to the Corris Railway was long overdue. This is a lovely little railway , parking is easy right by the museum . The museum is well worth a look and gives you...More
Visited here after many years of driving past. What a fantastic little railway. The feeling of love for the railway is so strong from the volunteers. Other railways in the area are great, almost commercial enterprises, but Corris is run by volunteers and for the...More
Loved the fact that this is a small railway with lots of charm and history and all staff were friendly and happy to impart knowledge to make it a great experience. The train and carriages are small and accommodating. At present only a short journey...More
Party Bookings & Special Train Hire
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 in April, May, June and September on days when normal services are not operating (see www.corris.co.uk for timetable arrangements) . Prices are £360 for a diesel day or £450 for a steam day. Maximum 6 participants.
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.