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Snowdon Mountain Railway summit opens

Posted 30 April 2010
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The Snowdon Mountain Railway is opening its summit station today (April 30th).

Hafod Eryri, the cafe and visitor centre just below the highest point of the mountain, will be receiving trains and visitors from today, having reopened after the winter break.

The summit station traditionally closes in the colder months as the snow lies deep on the 3,560 ft mountain, with the recent winter producing a lengthy closure.

While this may be good news for those whose idea of climbing a mountain only involves stepping into a railway carriage and then taking the last few steps from the top station to the summit plinth, it may also boost those keen to do it properly.

It means those taking a trekking pole and hiking boots can also enjoy the facilities at the top of the mountain, grabbing some food and drink when they arrive.

Those keen to combine vintage train travel with climbing Snowdon may also do so on the Welsh Highland Railway, which stops at the foot of the Snowdon Ranger path on the south side.

Posted by Elaine Arthur