The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow gauge railway with old carriages and stations, many dating back to Victorian times. We welcome customers of all abilities.
Although we operate a fleet of historic carriages, all our normal service trains have space available for customers with mobility impairments including some wheelchair spaces. A step is carried on all our trains, plus Wheelchair Ramps are located at Tywyn Wharf, Rhydyronen, Dolgoch, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol stations and these are available to help you to access the trains – please ask a member of staff.
To guarantee an accessible space you will need to prebook, there is only one wheelchair area per train, please call 01654 710472 in advance. Blue badge holders may park at the station to aid access.
Please click on the link below to see our Access Statement which gives detailed information about each of our stations.
Click here to view the Talyllyn Railway Access Statement
If you have any questions about our facilities for passengers with disabilities or would like to talk to us about your visit, please click here to contact us.
Most wheelchairs that are of a width 24″ or less may be accommodated in the trains. Travellers with larger chairs should state this when booking.
Wheelchair users please note: our ramps have a weight limit of 300kg. They will take an ordinary wheelchair, plus user, plus pusher or a small battery-operated chair. We do have ordinary wheelchairs at Tywyn Wharf Station that may be borrowed for the duration of your visit. It is also worth noting that although we can accommodate wheelchairs in the trains we do not have turning spaces in the train due to the narrowness of our carriages, and the space for wheelchairs in the carriages is constrained below what one would expect on a mainline train for the same reason.
Certain special services operate entirely with vintage carriages and we regret that, at this stage, they are not suitable for customers who need to remain in their wheelchairs.
We welcome assistance dogs in all our carriages and station buildings.
Please note, the Talyllyn Railway operates a no smoking policy throughout the railway, this includes vaping.