Timetable & Special Events

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.

2019 Passenger Service & Museum Opening Days

Timetable 181019
Please Note:
Due to operational difficulties we regret that we are unable to run passenger services
on Saturday 19th October 2019.
Also, passenger services on Sunday 20th October 2019 will commence at 1:00pm.
The 11:00am and 12:00pm passenger services will not run.
We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.

  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 139-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.

2019 Special Events (Train times may vary on special event days)
SATURDAY 26th OCTOBERHALLOWEEN SPECIAL DAYCome along and enjoy some spooky doings in the Dulas Valley, complete with some shivery surprises. No additional fares will be charged.
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 not necessary

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

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    9/27/2019
  •   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

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    9/18/2019
  •   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

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    9/15/2019
  •   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

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    9/10/2019
  •   Well worth a visit is the small Corris Railway - with great views even if the valley is bathed in the usual welsh liquid sunshine. If you’re keen, you can even jump up and have a look around the can of No 7...

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    9/09/2019
  •   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

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    9/01/2019
  •   The ride behind deisel is not very exciting but the railway has the intention of lengthening their line which will make for a more interesting visit.

    thumb Paul S
    8/30/2019
  •   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

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    8/27/2019
  •   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

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    8/25/2019
  •   A really excellent afternoon recommended for all ages and all weathers. The volunteers are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable and it’s easily the most educational railway trip the children have ever had including the museum and steam works. Outstanding!

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    8/11/2019

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.

2 thoughts on “Timetable & Special Events

  • 22nd May 2018 at 6:02 pm
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    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.

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    • 23rd May 2018 at 11:29 am
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      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.

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