‘The Ynys Môn Express’

Saturday 4th May - East Midland and North Staffs to Holyhead and return

‘The Ynys Môn Express’ offers passengers a wonderful day out to North Wales. With options to explore all that this area has to offer; from mountain scenery, to seascapes and medieval castles, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone on this railtour.

In North Wales there are several destinations to choose from. For passengers alighting at Llandudno Junction there will be a short coach connection to nearby Llandudno. Here you can visit the popular Victorian sea side resort, complete with pier and arcades, or else scale the Great Orme (via the Tramway, of course!) and take in the views from this astonishing coastal landmark.

Every May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno plays host to a Victorian Extravaganza featuring a Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, fun stalls, steam engines, people dressed in Victorian costume, parade at midday and street entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

There is an off train excursion to visit the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway available from Llandudno Junction.

For those wishing to travel further into Wales with Tornado, passengers can visit the beautiful city of Caernarfon, with its imposing Castle, by way of a coach connection from Bangor station. The train will then continue on to its final destination of Holyhead.


Tornado on sea – Alan Weaver


From Llandudno Junction, join us on a grand circular tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. After a short coach journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog we join the world’s oldest narrow gauge train to Porthmadog. This is a spectacular journey across descending 700ft through the Welsh mountains and then across the ‘Cob’ causeway for a lunch break in Porthmadog. After lunch we board our Welsh Highland train and head via the stunning Aberglasyn Pass for Caernarfon where passengers will board the coaches to make the transfer back to Bangor where ‘The Ynys Mons Express’ is rejoined. This is a stunning way to view Snowdonia.


Options include:

Coach transfer from Bangor to Caernarfon and return. There is no extra charge for this option.*

Coach transfer from Llandudno Junction to Llandudno and return. There is no extra charge for this option.*

Holyhead only. There is no extra charge for this option.*

Supplement for The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway including coach transfers – Price: £ 40.00


Ticket Prices & Booking

Saturday 4th May 2019

Ticket Price
Standard Class£109.00
First Class Non Dining£159.00
First Class Dining£245.00
Times (provisional) Outward Return
East Midlands Parkway08:2521:30
Stoke on Trent09:5020:00
  • Standard Class

    A buffet car is available

  • First Class Non Dining

    Includes complimentary tea and coffee. A buffet car is available.

    Option: Guaranteed Table for Two Dining (per seat) £25.00

  • First Class Dining

    Includes the Great British Breakfast and a four course dinner.

    Option: Guaranteed Table for Two Dining (per seat) £25.00

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.