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 and wheelchair ramp are carried on all our normal trains and these are available to help you to access the trains – please ask a member of staff.

Please click on the link below to see our Access Statement which gives detailed information about each of our stations.

Talyllyn Railway Access Statement

Further Information
If you have any questions about our facilities for passengers with disabilities or would like to talk to us about your visit, please contact us either by telephone on 01654 710472, by fax on 01654 711755 or by email to

As space is inevitably limited, we strongly recommend that wheelchair users contact us in advance in order that we can make suitable arrangements.  This will help us to make your visit a pleasurable one.  For those unable to transfer to a carriage seat, it is possible to book a wheelchair-designated space, subject to availability.  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 250kg.  They will take an ordinary wheelchair, plus user, plus pusher or a small battery-operated chair.  However, they are not suitable for motorized scooters or buggies.  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.