The railway’s summit service will recommence and Hafod Eryri, the summit visitor centre, will reopen on 13th May.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Source: Adrian J Evans

The Heritage Steam Experience on the Snowdon Lily, one of the many journeys on offer.

The Welsh railway is aiming to reopen on 1st April, initially travelling to Clogwyn Station which is three quarters of the way up Snowdon until trains are able to reach the summit.

The diesel service to the summit is due to recommence and visitors will be able to return to the Hafod Eryri, the summit visitor center, when it reopens on 13th May. Groups will once again be able to take the steam service to the top from 15th May.  

The railway has not run all the way to the summit for the last three years, initially due to the pandemic, and more recently as a result of essential upper mountain track work. It has instead been running to its early season destination, Clogwyn Station.

There are discounts on standard fares available throughout the year for groups of 25 or more passengers travelling at the same time.

Vince Hughes, commercial manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway, said: “We’re extremely excited to once again be able to offer our visitors the full journey to the summit of Snowdon, and to welcome passengers and walkers back to Hafod Eryri.

“Our operations and commercial teams are working hard in preparation for our opening on the 1st of April, and we’re looking forward to a busy 2023 season.”

Snowdon Mountain Railway runs for nearly five miles from Llanberis to the mountain’s summit and is the only rack and pinion railway in the UK. It is a seasonal attraction which operates from April until the end of October.

GTOs can make a booking by contacting the team on 01286 870223 or by emailing For more information go to