Trains to Llandudno

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Llandudno is a seaside resort town in Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula that protrudes to the Irish Sea. Creuddyn peninsula. The town's name derives from its patron saint, Saint Tudno. Llandudno for 4000 years provided copper that was extracted from the huge Great Orme copper mine, until its exhaustion in the 1850s. Mining, farming and fishing were the main industries throughout the 1800s until architect Owen Williams proposed to turn the town into a Victorian seaside holiday resort, and, in 1847, the town’s owners, the Mostyn Family funded the project. The town is now the largest seaside resort in Wales.

Llandudno train station serves the seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales, which is the terminus of 3 miles (4.8 km) long branch line from Llandudno Junction on the Crewe to Holyhead served by the North Wales Coast Line. The railway station is managed by Arriva Trains Wales that are in charge of operating all trains serving this train station. The town of Llandudno has is served by a second train station, Llandudno Victoria station, 15‐minute walk from the town’s main station, which is the lower terminus of the Great Orme Tramway. The current main train station has received a new facelift, but it conserves the structure of the first one built back in 1892 to serve the town. Since 2013 the train station has begun reconstruction works to include 130 parking spaces in place of former platforms 4 and 5. A glazed concourse, a bus interchange, a new taxi rank, and a shop/café have been incorporated in the train station. In addition to this a new entrance and improvements to the platforms have been implemented.

Arriva Trains Wales provide hourly train services to Manchester Piccadilly via Colwyn, Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester and Warrington. Two daily services running along this route run to Crewe rather than Manchester, with some train extending up to Manchester Airport. The train company operates an hourly shuttle service to Llandudno Junction which connects with services to Bangor & Holyhead and services to Birmingham New Street, London and south Wales. There is also one weekday direct service from Llandudno to Cardiff Central via Wrexham General with no change required at Llandudno Junction. There are four trains per day running along the Conwy Valley Line serving Llanrwst, Betws‐y‐Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog, operated by Arriva Trains Wales. While, Virgin Trains West Coast runs a service to Chester.

Llandudno train station’s main entrance is found on Augusta Street. The station’s ticket office is staffed part‐time (08:30‐15:00 weekdays, 09:15‐15:45 Saturdays, 10:00‐17:30 Sundays in July and August only). A vending ticket machine is available to passengers to purchase and to collect Advance purchased tickets. There are also toilets and a waiting room on the concourse. Train running information is provided by digital information screens, posters and automated announcements. Step‐free access is available to all platforms, however passengers requiring accessibility aid at the station can contact the station’s designated staff. The station unusually has an access road leading up between platforms 2 and 3 but there is a safe crossing connecting all platforms, which are open air. Wi‐Fi and a CCTV security system operate at this station. Over the years, Llandudno popularity as a tourist resort map has slightly faded, today it is mostly known as an entertainment and shopping destination with several thousands of people travelling to the town to visit Parc Llandudno retail park and Cymru conference centre and theatre which are both a few minutes’ walk from the station. Train tickets to Llandydno can be purchased at the train station prior departure or online. Advance online train ticket purchases allow travellers to save up to 43% on the original train fare.

Additional tourist attractions that Llandudno offers include Great Orme, a mining, butterfly and nature park. Visitors can hop on the Great Orme Tramway, a cable‐hauled tramway opened from March to October, or visit the town’s famous pier for its shops, bar and food stalls. Llandudno cable car is a mountain cable system that is recommended for its panoramic views of the coast, it operates from April to October. Llandudno visitors are advised to travel to the Great Orme mines, the world’s largest prehistoric copper mine equipped with a visitor centre. Visitors will be able to a self‐guided tunnel tour into the mines to appreciate their depth and complexities. Start planning your journey today, book train tickets to Llandudno and benefit from early booking discounts.