Move Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station from town centre to 'bring in more tourists' [North Wales Live]

Date: 08/04/2019

The train station at Blaenau Ffestiniog should be moved to a new site closer to the A470, to accommodate more tourists. That is the suggestion put forward by the chairman of the Ffestiniog Railway company, as Transport for Wales (TfW) looks for ideas on how to spend £1 million on improve the existing town centre station. This is part of a wider £194 million upgrade of railway stations across the network, made after KeolisAmey's won the bid for the TfW franchise.

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