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News items...................

Start of Winter Timetable - Monday 6th November 2017
    The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction are expected to reduce to the same level of service as last winter

    There additional late-afternoon round trip on the "S97" Sherpa through the Nant Gwynant pass and the weekend "S6" Sherpa service are also expected to be withdrawn for the winter
 

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 28th August 2017
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Spring Public Holiday Monday 29th May 2017
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 1st May 2017
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Easter Monday 17th April 2017
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable
 

Good Friday 14th April 2017
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (and all other connecting local bus routes) operate a normal SUNDAY timetable as it is a public holiday

    However the connecting train services (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to their weekday timetable

Start of Summer Timetable - Good Friday 14th April 2017
    The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction are to increase to the same level of service as last year

    It is anticipated Express Motors will again use their modern double-deck buses (including their open-toppers) on some busy, sunny days included running an augmented "S1 shuttle" service from Llanberis/Nant Peris Car Park to Pen-y-Pass on Saturdays

    There are minor changes to some late-afternoon "S4" Sherpa journeys,  an additional late-afternoon round trip on the "S97" Sherpa through the Nant Gwynant pass and the "S6" Sherpa is re-instated to run all weekends throughout the summer with some retimimgs
 

Monday 3rd April 2017 until further notice
      According to TravelineCymru,  the level of the Express Motors weekday "X1" connecting service between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed will be increased..........
    ..........this includes a much later weekday departure from Llandudno at 0810 to connect into the first Sherpa of the day from Betws-y-Coed at 0910

Thursday 12th January 2017

An "S2" Sherpa leaves a deserted snowy Pen-y-Pass
      Heavy snow falls and drifting caused the "S2" Sherpa service to be completely withdrawn from lunchtime on Thursday 12th January for a couple of days

Monday 2nd Janaury 2017
    As New Year's Day fell on a Sunday, all bus services in the area (including the Snowdon Sherpa journeys) operatedto the Sunday timetables

    Full weekday services re-commenced on Tuesday 2nd January
 

New Year's Day - Sunday 1st January 2017
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on New Year's Day


Tuesday 27th December 2016
    As Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, all bus services in the area (including the Snowdon Sherpa journeys) operatedto the Sunday timetables

    Full weekday services re-commencd on Wednesday 28th December
 

Boxing Day - Monday 26th December 2016
      There were no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Boxing Day


Christmas Day - Sunday 25th December 2016
    There were no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Christmas Day

 

Start of Winter "Sherpa" Timetable - Monday 7th November 2016
    The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction are reduced to just five return journeys per day for the mid-winter period

    There are no alterations to the "S4" and "S97" Sherpa timetables
 

Monday 30th October 2016 until further notice
    The level of the Express Motors weekday "X1" connecting service between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed will be reduced..........
    ..........in some cases passengers connecting with the "S2" Sherpa at Betws-y-Coed will have to use the slower Llew Jones "19" journeys via Conwy and Trefriw
Note specially - the first outward Sherpa connection from Llandudno is ADVANCED to 0745
(following the withdrawal of the 0810 "X1" journey during the winter)
 

Tuesday 30th August 2016 until further notice
      There are additional weekday Llew Jones "19" journeys from Betws-y-Coed at 1530 (Saturdays), 1720 and 1835 which now connect off the "S2" Sherpas from Llanberis at 1430, 1630 and 1735

    In addition the 1845 Sunday Llew Jones "19" journey from Llanrwst to Llandudno starts from Betws-y-Coed at 1835 and now connects off the last Sunday "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis at 1735

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 29th August 2016
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 30th May 2016
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 until further notice
    The level of the Express Motors weekday "X1" connecting service between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed will be increased..........
    ..........including a new earlier connection at 0810 from Llandudno into the first "S2" Sherpa of the day as well as an additional later connection off the last 'summer-only' "S2" Sherpa
 

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 until further notice
      The "19" connecting weekday service along the west side of the Conwy Valley will be taken over by Llew Jones with some changes to the current Arriva "expected"

    Unfortunately the current Arriva connections off the principal 'all-year-round' afternoon "S2" Sherpa journeys have been withdrawn - resulting in a much longer wait at Betws-y-Coed for the next onward bus service back tn Llanrwst or Llandudno

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Saturday 30th April 2016 until further notice
      Express Motors re-instated a "S6" Sherpa service on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY between Bangor (railway station) and Betws-y-Coed via Bethesda and the Ogwen Valley for the summer

Sunday 3rd April 2016 until further notice
    The level of the Sunday "88" connecting service from
and back to Caernarfon will be reduced to 8 journeys
each way and there are changes to the times of many journeys
..........
    ..........but those that remain provide improvred connections with the "S2" Sherpas at Llanberis
 

Public Holiday Easter Monday 28th March 2016
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Public Holiday Good Friday 25th March 2016
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Start of Spring Timetable - Good Friday 25th March 2016
    The number of "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction are increased to return to the same level of service as last year

    It is expected Express Motors will again use their modern double-deck buses (including their open-toppers) on busy, sunny days included running an augmented "S1 shuttle" service from Llanberis/Nant Peris Car Park to Pen-y-Pass on Saturdays
 

New Year's Day - Friday 1st January 2016
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on New Year's Day

    Services re-commence on Saturday 2nd January

Monday 28th December 2015
    Unlike previous years - a Sunday bus service will opeate throughout most of North Wales,   including the
SNOWDON SHERPA NETWORK


    Whilst this will not effect the "S2" Sherpa service (as it is the same service every day at this time of the year) there will be NO "S4" Sherpa service and there will be the usual reduced
"S97" Sunday Sherpa service
- if you are planning to travel on this day, you are STRONGLY advised to contact the operators concerned direct for confirmation that the journey/s you intend to use (especially any connecting journeys) will be operating

    Arriva Trains planned to operate a normal weekday service on both the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast lines
BUT SERVICES ON THE CONWY VALLEY LINE ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO FLOODING


    Normal weekday bus services re-commence on Tuesday 29th December
 

Sherpa Network
and most connecting journeys
SUNDAY TIMETABLE

Arriva Wales trains
Normal weekday service

Boxing Day - Saturday 26th December 2015
    There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Boxing Day

    Services re-commence on Sunday 27th December
 

Christmas Day - Friday 25th December 2015
      There are no local bus services (including the whole of the "Snowdon Sherpa Network") on Christmas Day

    Services re-commence on Sunday 27th December

Start of Winter Timetable - Monday 2nd November 2015
    The level of the weekend "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction will be considerably reduced for the mid-winter period

    Express Motors will introduce improvements to their "S4" Sherpa timetable between Caernarfon and Beddgelert/Pen-y-Pass
 

Sunday 1st November 2015 until further notice
      The Sunday Conwy Valley connecting "19" and "X19" services will be taken over Llew Jones and operate to a completely revised Sunday timetable

    These changes commence one weekend earlier than the changes to the Sherpa timetables

Start of Autumn Timetable - Tuesday 1st September 2015
    The level of the School Days ONLY "S2" Sherpa journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis also the return direction will be considerably reduced.....
but there will be additional journeys during September


    There are also NUMEROUS changed connections into and out of the Sherpa Network commencing Tuesday 1st September 2015 at both Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog

 

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 31st August 2015
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Sunday 30th August 2015 until further notice
(peviously Monday 27th July 2015 until further notice)
    Arriva were planning to make further changes to their Conwy Valley "19" and "X19" services from 27th July
    However they were subsequently deferred to commence on Bank Holidaay Sunday 30th Auigust
 

Monday 6th July 2015
      Bws Peris ceased opeating the "88" connecting timetabled journeys from/to Caeernarfon..........

    ..........but are still operating both large and small private hire coaches in the area

Tuesday 26th May 2015 until further notice
    Express Motors are to double the weekday daytime freequency of their connecting "85" service from Bangor

    The retimed 0725 "85" from Bangor will in future connect into the early Saturdays and School Holidays "S2" Sherpa which departs Llanberis Interchange at 0805
    and the new 1725 return "85" journey from Llanberis will provide a useful connection off the 1605 "S2 Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed (Pen-y-Pass depart 16.30)
 
      In addition Arriva have increased their "13" connecting service from along the North Wales Coast to "every 40 minutes" --- watch your connections at Llandudno Lunction or Black Cat as in most cases it will be necessary to start earlier !!!

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 25th May 2015
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" and other local bus routes operate a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Sunday 17th May 2015 until further notice
    Connecting Sunday trains on the Conwy Valley will again re-commence from Llandudno for the summer season  

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 4th May 2015
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Monday 27th April 2015 until further notice
    Bws Peris are to make some changes to their weekday "88" and "89" connecting journeys from and to Caernarfon  

Tuesday 14th April 2015 until further notice
      Express Motors have made some changes to their weekday "88" and "89" connecting journeys from and to Caernarfon

Public Holiday Easter Monday 6th April 2015
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Public Holiday Good Friday 3rd April 2015
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Wednesday 1at April 2015 until further notice
      Llew Jones have introduced a new weekday service "6B" beyween Betws-y-Coed and Bangor via Llyn Ogwen and Bethesda

    Although not part of the Sherpa Netwoek (or its special fares) it does at least offer one journey per day each was as a partial substitute for the former "S6" route>

Start of Spring Timetable - Saturday 28th March 2015
    The level of the Saturday, Sunday and School Holidays "S2" Sherpa between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis was doubled giving virtually an hourly service including late journeys for walkers
    However the current basic winter service is retained on summer Schooldays with different starting times - it also means the last eastbound journey back from Pen-y-Pass will be at 1650 - even during mid-July !

Additional Park and Ride journeys have again been re-introduced for the summer BUT ONLY OPERATING ON SATURDAYS - this gives a half-hourly service up the Llanberis Pass for most of the morning to Pen-y-Pass and the same back from Pen-y-Pass in the afternoon


    It is always possible there will be some further minor late changes to some journeys after teh new service has been given time to bed down
 

Friday 27th March 2015 until further notice
      With just 24 hours notice, a completely revised "S4" service was introduced with one less journey each way compared to the winter timetable

    The last journeys from Caernarfon, Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass were all retimed by up to 20 minutes EARLIER !

Monday 16th February 2015 until further notice
    The weekday "88" connecting journeys between Llanberis and Caernarfon previously operated by "Tacsi Gwynedd" will be withdrawn after the end of service on Saturday 14th February 2015
    The "88" journeys operated by Express Motora and Bws Peris will continue to operate as normal
    BEWARE - in consequence the former Tacsi Gwynedd 1802 "88" connection off the last Sherpa from Betws-y-Coed will no longer operate - the next service to Caernarfon will be the Express Motors journey at 1915
 

Monday 26th January 2015 until further notice
      The connecting "88" weekday journeys between Llanberis and Caernarfon will be augmented by a 'half-hourly' daytime service operated by "Bws Peris" commencing Monday 26th January

    These journeys
(which provide better connections into the "S2" Sherpa to Pen-y-Pass and Betws-y-Coed) are "in addition" to those journeys currently operated by both Express Motors and Tacsi Gwynedd


Monday 6th January 2015 until further notice
    There are revised "70" and "X6" conncting journeys from Corwen and Llangollen which will in future be restricted to just Tuesdays and Saturdays only  

Mondays to Saturdays 8th December 2014 until further notice
    Arriva completely re-cast their Conwy Valley "X19" and "19" weekday connecting services between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed
    A new weekday connection into the first Sherpa of the day from Betws-y-Coed now departs Llandudno at 0755
 

Monday 10th November 2014 until further notice
      There are later conncting journeys back to both Caernarfon and Bangor

Sunday 2nd November 2014 until further notice
    Start of the Winter Sherpa Timetable

    The "S2" Sherpa service was taken over by Express Motors with a slightly increased level of service

    The section of route between Capel Curig and Llyn Ogwen is no longer served

    The last "S4" journey between Caernarfon and Beddgelert and return has been withdrawn

    Also the extra "S1" Park and Ride" journeys have been for the winter
 

G.H.A "S2" Sherpa bus at Betws-y-Coed
A sight no longer be seen

Sunday 14th September 2014 until further notice
      A revised Sunday connecting "X19/19" bus service will replace the Summer Sunday train service on the Conwy Valley line for the winter
    BEWARE - in future, this will only extend as far as Dolwyddelen and there will be no Sunday service over the Crimea Pass to Blaenau Ffestiniogas the former "X84/84" journeys no longer operate
- limited connections will continue to be available by using the Sherpa service via Porthmadog

Sunday 7th September 2014
    This is the last day the daily extra early-evening Llew Jones "S2" journeys at 1800 and 1900 from Pen-y-Pass will operate back to Betws-y-Coed
    After that date, the last return Sherpa will depart 1650 so make sure you are down from Snowdon in time
 

Monday 2nd June 2014 until further notice
      Conwy CC reintroduced the early evening retutn journeys from Pen-y-Pass back to Betws-y-Coed to ensure no one is left stranded after climbing Snowdon

Saturday 31st May 2014 until further notice
    ALL Sherpa "S1/S2/S3/S4/S6" services previously operated by Padarn will now be worked by a different opertor

    The number of "S2" journeys between Betws-y-Coed and Llanberis was reduced by Gwynedd CC to just FOUR each way with the last one CONSIDERABLY earlier than currently advertised in most official publications

    Ths current level of weekday "S4" journeys will continue for the time being, BUT unfortunately the Sunday service has been WITHDRAWN
 
    Several former connections at Pen-y-Pass are no longer available and the number of journeys on the connecting services from both Caernarfon and Bangor has been virtually halved

Start of Peak-Summer Timetable - Saturday 24th May 2014
    Additional "S2" journeys from Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed at 0905, 1000, 1130, 1500 and 1845 together with the return workings at 0950, 1050, 1220, 1610 and 1925 to be re-instated for the peak-summer period.....
    .....also frequent Park and Ride "S1" journeys between Llanberis, Nant Peris Car Park and Pen-y-Pass
    The level of service on the other Sherpa routes - "S3,"  "S4,"  "S6" and "S97" - remains ther same all year round
 

Mondays to Saturdays 19th May 2014 until further notice
      The previous hourly Arriva "19"/"84" connecting service via Conwy and Trefriw was replaced by a new two-hourly faster "X19" service to Betws-y-Coed operating direct between Llandudno Junction and Llanrwst

This new service will only operate
until Saturday 27th September

Sundays 18th May 2014 until further notice
    Trains replace "84" bus journeys between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed/Blaenau Ffestiniog for the summer on both Sundays and Public Holidays

    Beware - these journeys are INSTEAD OF
and NOT in addition to the winter bus journeys


    However they do provide good connections with the Sunday Sherpa network at Betws-y-Coed
 

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 26th August 2013
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operated a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines operated to the weekday timetable

Monday 19th August 2013 until further notice
    Most weekday connecting Arriva "X94" Services between from/to Barmouth/Dolgellau, Bala and Llangollen were slightly amended as shown in bold BLUE in the timetables below

    G H A "X94" connecting services remained unaltered


Sunday 30th June 2013 until further notice
    According to the TravelineCymru website...........
      .........Express Motors have only registered their Sunday "2S" connecting service from Barmouth to/from Porthmadog to operate until Sunday 23rd June

  Gwynedd CC subsequently confirmed the previously advertised 'subsidised' Sunday service would continue to run unaltered until Sunday 4th August

    02.08.13 - TravelineCymru subsequently updated their website to show the service runnng again - but only until Sunday 11th August - although it has continued running ever since in reality

Daily 10th June 2013 until further notice
    Express Motors registered additional daily 'commercial' "X1" Summer Only journeys along the Conwy Valley - some of which offer improved connections to/from the Sherpa Network at Betws-y-Coed
    These were included in the Conwy CC summer timetable and the Gwynedd CC website as well as being displayed on the bus departure boards at stops along the route
 
1030, 1300, 1530 and 1710 ex-Llandudno and 0925, 1200, 1420 and 1620 ex-Betws-y-Coed
were the proposed extra journeys

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 27th May 2013
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operated a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines operated to the weekday timetable
 

Saturday 25th May 2013 until further notice
      Extra "S2" journeys operated for the peak-season from.....
        Betws-y-Coed depart 1050, 1220, 1610 and 1925
        Llanberis depart 1000, 1130, 1500 and 1845

Sunday 19th May 2013 until further notice

    The majority of the "84" Arriva connecting Sunday journeys between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed and v.v. were replaced by trains on the Conwy Valley Railway Line
    There was also a new Sunday morning "19" connecting journey via Conwy
 

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 6th May 2013
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operated a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines operated to the weekday timetable
 

Mondays to Fridays 15th April 2013 until further notice
      An amendment was "slipped into" Table "S97" on the Gwynedd CC website applicable from Monday 8th April (despite the index page date remaining 22nd January)
   It showed the 1620 Sch and 1645 S+PSH journeys from Beddgelert retimed EARLIER and NO LONGER connected off the
1545 "S4" Sherpa from Caeernarfon
or the 1620 "S4" Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass
    This meant walkers returning from Snowdon NOW had to wait OVER AN HOUR in Bedgelert for the next (and now "last of the day") onward service to Porthmadog at 1745 $
A REALLY BIZZARE BACKWARD STEP BY EXPRESS MOTORS AND THE COUNCIL
WHICH BROKE UP EVEN MORE OF THE FORMER JOINED-UP
"INTEGRATED SHERPA NETWORK"

$ - in 2012 there was a good 8 minute connection off the 1620 Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass and the
previous year there was also a very popular later walkers through return Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass at 1815
- which connected from Bews-y-Coed, Llanberis and Tryfan
no wonder even more people than ever are being forced to take their cars into Snowdonia

Mondays to Fridays 8th April 2013 until further notice
    The 1520 School Days "497" Porthmadog to Beddgelert journey - which forms part of the last weekday afternoon return connecting service from Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed - has been replaced by Express Motors - in the end despite many rumours to the contrary they are now running in the same times as Berwyn did prior to Easter, but operating under the Snowdon Sherpa "S97" banner rather than the former "497"
 

Note - sometimes the vehicle used on this journey is painted 'red'
- NOT the standard Express Motors 'yellow' !

Sundays 7th April 2013 until further notice


       As a result of a re-allocation of contracts by Gwynedd CC - the Sunday/Public Holiday "S97" timetable is now being operated by Arriva
    As the current lightly loaded "99" extensions to Morfa Bychan are still operated commercially by Express Motors these NOW require a second driver and a second bus to be in operation at Porthmadog on Sundays - It is understood it would be illegal for Gwynedd CC to allow these extensions to continue with "subsidised" Arriva vehicles to rival an existing "commercial" service
    Just to make things worse, Express Motors advanced their last journey from Porthmadog to 17.15 so it NO LONGER connects off the 1640 "S97" Arriva Sherpa from Pen-y-Pass --- what ever happened to the statutory 56 days notice for changes to a commercial service ?
    All in all a rather poor decision by Gwynedd CC which in the short term has severed through working (resulting in non-recognised 2 minute connections replacing through workings
- some of which were observed on the first Sunday (7th April) to have "failed"

    These "99" journeys will have to continue for the statutory 56 days......
    ......after which the entire Sunday service between Porthmadog and Borth-y-Gest/Morfa Bychan may well be completely withdrawn at the end of the summer season as "no longer viable in isolation" !!!

    UPDATE.........
    Inevitably - as predictated - the Sunday service was withdrawn at the start of the autumn.................
    thus forcing yet more visitors to have to take their cars into Snowdonia to climb the mountains which is contrary to the Council's "green" policy for tourism

Public Holiday Easter Monday 1st April 2013
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

    The Llanberis pass was re-opened in time for Easter, but there was still a large amount of snow around which restricted the number of visitors compared with a normal Public Holiday requiring only small Sherpas to operate the services
 

Both "S2" and "S4" Padarn Sherpas inter-connect
at Pen-y-Pass at 1145 on Easter Monday

Public Holiday Good Friday 29th March 2013
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Saturday 23rd to Thursday 28th March 2013
    Heavy snow blocked the Llanberis Pass to all vehicles for several days and during the interuption, a modified "S2"/"S3"/"S6"timetable operated between Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed - Llanrwst only until the Pass was eventually cleared late on Maundy Thursday

    At the same time the "S4" only operated between Caernarfon and Beddgelert

Monday 25th March 2013 until further notice
    The 0810 "X6" orange C.C.T. mini-bus is no longer advertised in the Conwy CC timetable to run between Llandudno and Llanrwst
    Early morning passengers from Llandudno must now
use the alternative "19" and "84" Arriva services
- but check the times carefully as they are completely different on Weekdays and Saturdays


    In particular - please note there is NO Sherpa connection at Llanrwst off the 0730 "19" Arriva journey from Llandudno on SATURDAYS - you MUST change at Llandudno Junction station onto the 0810 SO "84" Arriva direct to Betws-y-Coed







    The service was advertised to be operated by Conwy Community Transport but this was "temporarily " changed to :Llew Jones from 9th February
    According to TravelincCymru the service should return to C.C.T. operation after Saturday 23rd March

    However was subsequently confirmed Llew Jones will continue to operate the service until at least the middle of May. but NO LONGER running north of Llanrwst on Mondays to Fridays
also Saturdays (the first and last journeys now serve Llanrwst - although not shown in the official Conwy CC timetable booklet

 

Conwy.Community.Transort
(based at Llandudno Junction)

Arriva
(based at Llandudno Junction)
 Llew Jones
(based at Llanrwst)

Saturday 23rd March 2013 until further notice
Start of the Spring Sherpa timetable.......

    Conwy CC in their winter 2012-13 timetable supplement show the autumn "S2" journeys from Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed at 1300 and 1745 together with the return workings at 1420 and 1825 to be re-instated for the spring period.....
    .....also limited additional Park and Ride "S1" journeys - mainly at weekends - including the daily 1100 Llanberis to Pen-y-Pass ("S97" connection to Beddgelert) are expected to re-commence for the season

    Gwynedd CC on their official website show all services within their county to run until 31st March 2013 - in consequence the "S4" and "S97" services along the south and west sides of Snowdonia are expected to remain unaltered on both weekdays and Sundays - at least until Easter Sunday 31st March 2013 - if not all summer


 
 
 

Friday 18th January 2013
    Heavy snow blocked many roads throughout Snowdonia resulting in the withdrawal of the Sherpa services for a couple of days
    Services were back to normal from Monday 21st January

New Year 2012-2013
There are NO bus services in the Gwynedd and Conwy Council areas of Snowdonia
(including all the Sherpa Network)
on New Year's Day



Saturday 29th December 2012 until further notice
    The first Saturdays only pre-Christmas "X6" journey from Bangor railway station to Betws-y-Coed at 0810 (connecting for Snowdon) will be WITHDRAWN

    In consequence the first Saturday "S3" Sherpa service of the day will not leave Bethesda until 10.15
(with a connecting journey from Bangor cloc at 0945)
 

Christmas 2012
     
     

There are NO bus services in the
Gwynedd or Conwy Council areas of Snowdonia
(including all the Sherpa Network)
on Christmas Day or Boxing Day


Tuesday 27th November 2012
    A landslide between Llanberis and Penygwryd prevented any vehicle operating via Pen-y-Pass

    Sherpa services "S2/S3/S6" services were initially suspended, but from 1200 they were diverted via Bethesda and the A5 for the next couple of days



Thursday 22nd November 2012

Llanberis Main Street - late 22nd November 2012
      Severe flooding caused problems by blocking many roads throughout Snowdonia resulting in the Sherpa services being withdrawn for the rest of the day

    Most services resumed on the following morning, but the "S4" was suspended between Beddgelert and Waunfawr due to a landslide



Saturday 10th November 2012 until further notice
    The first Saturdays only "S6" from Bangor cloc to Betws-y-Coed at 0755 will be replaced by an "X6" journey starting from Bangor railway station at 0810
- this will be extended to Llangollen for the pre-Christmas period
    It will contuinue to provide the connection to Pen-y-Pass (for Beddgelert) and Llanberis at either Capel Curig or Betws-y-Coed

    The 0930 Saturdays only "S2" journey from Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis is withdrwan
    Make sure you arrive in time to join the 'all-year-round' 0905 departure or wait for the later service at 1120 (both of which have connections to Nant Gwynant (Watkin) and Beddgelert at Pen-y-Pass)
 
 

Monday 5th November 2012 until further notice
Start of the Winter Sherpa timetable.......


    It is understood the following short-working S2 "ghost" buses which currently erroneously appear on the official TravelineCymru website will not operate !!!!
    1808 SX Capel Crrig to Betws-y-Coed
    1420 SX Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed
    1808 SO Capel Crrig to Betws-y-Coed
    1420 SO Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed
    1808 Sun Capel Crrig to Betws-y-Coed
    1420 Sun Betws-y-Coed to Capel Curig
      The autumn "S2" journeys from Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed at 1300 and 1745 together with the return workings at 1420 and 1825 will be withdrawn for the winter

    The "S4" and "S97" services along the south and west sides of Snowdonia are planned to remain unaltered on both weekdays and Sundays


  The Arriva "public consultation" proposals to retime certain Conwy Valley connecting services have been deferred to a later date
  However, there are some minor re-timings to a few other connecting journeys
  All connections shown in the timetables on this website have been updated to reflect the latest known position

Sunday 28th October 2012 until further notice
    As a result of the "clocks going back by an hour" this will now be the last day of the extra summer "S1" Park and Ride journeys despite being officially advertised in some publications to continue until the following weekend

 

Monday 8th October 2012 until further notice
    The "summer dated" extra short-working "X1" journeys between Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed were withdrawn

    Make sure you plan to use the all-year-round journeys to connect with the Sherpa network

 

Monday 24th September 2012 until further notice
      There will be alterations to the connecting services from both Llandudno at Betws-y-Coed and Barmouth at Porthmadog
Despite TravelineCymru erroneously showing
the 1010 mid-morning connecting "X1" service from Llandudno to start at
1000 AND RUN TEN MINUTES EARLIER throughout between
Monday 24th September and
Saturday 6th October 2012
Conwy CC have now confirmed both the
1000 and 1010 "X1" journeys will run on these dates

Sunday 16th September 2012 until further notice
    The "Conwy Valley Line" Sunday connecting train services will be withdrawn for the winter and replaced by "X84" buses beween Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed/Blaenau Ffestiniog

    In addition most Sunday Cambrian Coast connecting trains will also be withdrawn for the winter ----- make sure you plan to use the limited alternative bus services
 

Saturday 15th September 2012 until further notice
  New "Conwy Valley Line" winter timetable

    On Mondays to Fridays the mid-morning and lunchtime connecting train services now start EARLIER than curently advertised in some official publications

  Llandudno              dep 10.08   13.08
  Llandudno Junction dep 10.28   13.30
  Betws-y-Coed         arr 10.56   13.58
    The Saturday departures remain at 1022 and 1322

Monday 3rd September 2012 until further notice
Start of the Autumn Sherpa timetable - the following peak-summer journeys will be withdrawn.......

Weekdays and Sundays
Sherpa "S2" - between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed

  (via Capel Curig and Pen-y-Pass for Snowdon)

        Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis
           departures at 0950, 1050, 1220, 1610 and 1925
        Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed
            departures at 1000, 1130, 1500 and 1845

Weekdays only
Sherpa "S6" - between Bangor and Betws-y-Coed

  (via Bethesda and Llyn Ogwen for Tryfan)
        Bangor (bus station) to Betws-y-Coed
            departure at 0855

 

Monday 23rd July 2012 until further notice
Start of the school holidays.......
      Additional Express Motors "X1" journeys will operate on weekdays during the school holidays only (including Public Holiday Monday 27th August) along the Conwy Valley  providing extra connections into and out of the Sherpa network as follows..........
        Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed
            at 1000, 1300, 1530 and 1710
        Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno
            at 0835, 1110, 1410 and 1620

Late Summer Public Holiday Monday 27th August 2012
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Monday 23rd July 2012 until further notice
Start of the school holidays.......
      Additional Express Motors "X1" journeys will operate on weekdays during the school holidays only (including Public Holiday Monday 27th August) along the Conwy Valley  providing extra connections into and out of the Sherpa network as follows..........
        Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed
            at 1000, 1300, 1530 and 1710
        Betws-y-Coed to Llandudno
            at 0835, 1110, 1410 and 1620

Royal Jubilee Public Holiday Tuesday 5th June 2012
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Late Spring Public Holiday Monday 4th June 2012
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Saturday 2nd June 2012 until further notice
Start of the Sherpa summer timetable - additional journeys are planned to run on weekdays and Sundays as follows.......
Weekdays and Sundays
Sherpa "S2" - between Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed

  (via Capel Curig and Pen-y-Pass for Snowdon)

        Betws-y-Coed to Llanberis
            at 0950, 1050, 1220, 1610 and 1925
        Llanberis to Betws-y-Coed
            at 1000, 1130, 1500 and 1845

Weekdays only
Sherpa "S6" - between Bangor and Betws-y-Coed

  (via Bethesda and Llyn Ogwen for Tryfan)
        Bangor (bus station) to Betws-y-Coed
            at 0855 (then continues to Llanberis as "S2")
        Betws-y-Coed to Bethesda and Bangor
            no additional services

 

Early Spring Public Holiday Monday 7th May 2012
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Public Holiday Easter Monday 9th April 2012
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 

Easter Saturday 7th April 2012 until further notice
    The Padarn Saturdays only "X6" journeys from Bangor to Llangollen and return via Bethesda which augment the basic "S2"/"S3"/"S6" Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed Sherpa service was withdrawn as part of the Welsh Office "27% cuts to the bus subsidy"

    However, a replacement "S6" is now running afterall on Saturdays from Bangor Cloc at 07.55 $ (NOT the railway station) as far as Betws-y-Coed ONLY
......but it is NOT yet shown on the official Gwynedd CC website and there are still conflicting times on two of the tables on the official Padarn website !!!!!


 
Please note specially - the last return Sherpa of the day will now leave EARLIER daily from Betws-y-Coed for Bethesda at 17.10
In consequence there will no longer be a later Saturday connection back to Bethesda and Bangor at Capel Curig off the 1745 "S2" Sherpa from Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass


$ - BEWARE this is incorrectly shownas 0810 in some publications !!!!!

Public Holiday Good Friday 6th April 2012
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable

Saturday 31st March 2012 until further notice
Start of the Sherpa spring timetable - the basic current winter timetables for Sherpa services "S1" to "S97" will now continue unaltered on all routes until Friday 1st June

As in previous years, these will be augmented by additional "S1" "Park and Ride services from Llanberis and Nant Peris Car Park as far as Pen-y-Pass - operating daily (weather permitting) over the Easter Holidays then weekends only

Additional "S2" afternoon journeys will operate from Llanberis via Pen-y-Pass direct to BetwsyCoed at 1300 and 1745

However all "S2" journeys which also serve the Ogwen Valley will be renumbered "S3".....
  Weekdays (excluding Public Holidays)

    0920 Llanberis to Llanrwst via Bethesda
    1400 Llanberis to Llanrwst via Llyn Ogwen
    1710 BetwsyCoed to Llanberis via Bethesda
  Sundays (also Public Holidays)
    1400 Llanberis to BetwsyCoed via Llyn Ogwen
    1510 BetwsyCoed to Llanberis via Bethesda
    1710 BetwsyCoed to Llanberis via Bethesda
 


New Year 2011-2012
There are NO bus services in the Gwynedd and Conwy Council areas of Snowdonia
(including all the Sherpa Network)
on New Year's Day



Christmas week - Tuesday 27th December 2011
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operates a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service (shown against a light blue background) on the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast railway lines will operate to the weekday timetable
 


Christmas 2011
   
   

There are NO bus services in the
  Gwynedd or Conwy Council areas of Snowdonia  
(including all the Sherpa Network)
on Christmas Day or Boxing Day




Monday 31st October 2011 until further notice

  Start of the winter timetable

    The current 0845 "S2" walkers service from BetwsyCoed to Pen-y-Pass and Llanberis was retarded 20 minutes to 0905 allowing more time for breakfast ! (as well as an improved connection to Nant Gwynant for the Watkin path) -- also early evening "S2" journeys were withdrawn until Sprng 2012

    The 1715 "S97" early evening journey from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Pass terminated at Beddgelert for the winter

Monday 12th September 2011 until further notice
Start of the autumn timetable

    This is the basic "all year round" timetable augmented by daily extra "S1" morning Sherpa Services between Llanberis/Nant Peris car park and PenyPass also additional afternoon "S2" Sherpa Services between Llanberis/PenyPass and BetwsyCoed
    In addition, the new early-evening "S97" weekday Sherpa services will continue to operate during the autumn through the Nant Gwynant Valley (for the Watkin path) with connections at PenyPass to/from both Llanberis and Betws-y-Coed (also an onward "84" connecting service back to Llandudno)
    The eastbound service will also connect off the Welsh Highland Railway's mid-afternoon service from Caernarfon at Beddgelert
 

Sunday 11th September 2011

      Last day of the Padarn's advertised "open-top" additional summer "S2" Sherpa services from Llanberis to BetwsyCoed and return

Thursday 8th September 2011
    REVISED last day of the seasonal Express Motors weekdays only "197" service from Porthmadog to Pont Croesor station (for the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ospray Centre)
    Due to the closure of Tremadog Square for the Cob 200 "Street Party" over the weekend of 9th to 11th September, there was no "197" open-top bus service between Porthmadog and Pont Croesor that weekend  
linking Porthmadog with the WHRly

Sunday 4th September 2011
    Last day of the Arriva "S6"/"S2" additional summer Sherpa services from Bangor to Llanberis via Bethesda, BetwsyCoed and PenyPass and return
 

Public Holiday Monday 29th August 2011
      The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" (as well as other local bus services) operated a normal SUNDAY services on
all routes

    However the connecting train service on
the Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast lines 
(as well as the North Wales Coast line)
operate to the WEEKDAY timetable

Monday 1st August 2011 until further notice
    The early evening "S97" weekday services......
  (1710 Porthmadog to PenyPass - retimed to 1715
  and 1815 PenyPass to Porthmadog
)
previously operated by Willliams were taken
over by Express Motors
   
        This resulted in the Mondays and
Thurdays only service "99B" to Rhyd also
the Tuesdays and Fridays only service "98"
to Croesor being been withdrawn

(due to loss of traffic and transfer to rival commercial
services along the core part of the route)
    These had provided a useful services all year
round to connect into the Welsh Highland railway at
Pont Croesor station

Fridays and Sundays from 22nd July 2011 until further notice
        The "Welsh Highland Railway"
introduced extra 'connecting shuttle'
trains over their "new" line to
Porthmadog Harbour
   
 

Padarn Sherpa        
          Express Sherpa
    Why not leave you car behind and travel on the Sherpa network from the North Wales Coast or BetwsyCoed through the scenic Nant Gwynant Pass to join the trains at Beddgelert ?

(N.Wales Coast -) BetwsyCoed - Beddgelert by Sherpa bus
        Bedgelert - PontCroesor - Porthmadog by train

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Depart BetwsyCoed (Sherpa S2) at 0845 or 1120* on Fridays or Sundays
     * alternatively depart 1050 and have time for a coffee
        at PenyPass --- advertised to be an open top bus !

Click here for full details of all the connecting services from North Wales Coast stations to Porthmadog or Caernarfon (WHRly)

Public Holiday Monday 30th May 2011
    The "Snowdon Sherpa Network" operated a normal SUNDAY services on all routes

    However the connecting train service on the connecting Conwy Valley and Cambrian Coast lines operated to the WEEKDAY timetable
 

Saturday 28th May 2011 until further notice

      Arriva re-introduce limited summer Sherpa services from Bangor to Llanberis via Bethesda, BetwsyCoed and PenyPass and return on Saturdays and Sundays (also Mondays to Fridays during School Holidays) - shown in "BLUE" on the appropriate timetables
    Please note Arriva return and Day/Weekly Rover tickets are NOT valid on any Padarn service, so purchase a 5.40 Gwynedd Red Rover (valid all day) unless you intend to travel solely on the Arriva services



    Also an enhanced "S1" Sherpa "Park and Ride" shuttle service between Nant Peris Car Park and PenyPass





Monday 23rd May 2011 until further notice

    Additional daily morning and early evening "S2" Sherpa services operate from Llanberis to BetwsyCoed and return for the peak-summer

 

Sunday 22nd May 2011 until further notice


      The Sunday connecting train service re-commences for the summer on the Conwy Valley Railway Line, giving good connections to and from the Sherpa network, so you really can visit Snowdonia from further afield  AND  " leave the car at home " !  Why not take advantage of the inclusive tickets available both locally and from further afield ?

    These replace the main Llandudno to BetwsyCoed "84" connecting bus services and there are some minor retimings to the residual "19" connections


Saturday 26th March 2011 until further notice
    NOW OPEN

      The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway re-opens for the 2011 season with trains running from Porthmadog Tremadog Road station

    Conections to Porthmadog available daily from PenyPass (also BetwsyCoed / Llanberis) using the "S97"Sherpa bus service

Saturday 18th December 2010
    HEAVY SNOW !!!!!
    All bus services in the area, including the Sherpa network, were suspended on Friday 17th December
    The same situation continued throughout the weekend and the connecting Conwy Valley Railway services were also suspended

This is what happened when Sherpa "S2" (bus "314")
tried to provide a service in similar conditions
on Wednseday 31st March !!!!

Sunday 6th September 2009
 
  All the summer timetables finished
This was the last date Arriva and Silver Star operated any Sherpa Bus Services
and also the end of
"through" Sherpa services from Llandudno
 

Monday 20th July 2009 until further notice
        The three daily round trips by an open-top double deck bus between Porthmadog and Beddgelert Station operated by EXPRESS MOTORS were reinstated on Mondays to Saturdays only with some minor retimings to those that applied earlier in the year.....
    1145, 1330 and 1625 Porthmadog to Beddgelert
    1215, 1400 and 1700 Beddgelert to Porthmadog
in order to connect into/out of the extended Welsh Highland Railway at Beddgelert station

   As the "197" was a "commercial service" both Gwynedd Red Rovers and North Wales Day Rovers were not accepted

Monday 29th June 2009 until further notice
   Arriva introduced additional services to Snowdonia for the peak-Summer holiday period
   They augmented the basic "connecting" services by providing "through" journeys between.....

      BetwsyCoed and Porthmadog on Tuesdays and Fridays
      and return  (extended to/from Pwllheli)
      Llanberis and Bethesda on Mondays to Saturdays
      and return (extended to/from Bangor)
 
 Beddgelert     photo:  (c) John Young

Sunday 31st May 2009 until further notice
     "Owing to lack of partonage" during the low-summer period the three daily "S197" round trips by an open-top double deck bus between Porthmadog and Beddgelert Station opereted by EXPRESS MOTORS were WITHDRAWN at the end of May leaving the regular all-year "S97" Sherpa service to provide all the connections into the Welsh Highland Railway

Saturday 30th May 2009 until further notice
    "Owing to large numbers of walkers" Padarn (KMP) are now running additional "S1" services between Llanberis and PenyPass on Saturdays and School Holidays only on a local basis weather permitting
If you are going to Snowdon by car, it saves time and frustration to stop off at one of the car parks en-route and catch the Sherpa bus - rather than driving to PenyPass, finding the car park full and having to drive back to a car park you passed earlier!
 

One of the Padarn mini-buses
still in the old KMP livery

Monday 18th May 2009 until further notice
      The full summer service started and the additional Arriva spring period weekend "open-top" services on Sherpa routes S1 and S2 operated daily
on the alternate hour to Silver Star from Betws-y-Coed

    The first and last journey started from and returned to Llandudno
Monday 20th April 2009 until further notice
    Most of the already "cut-back" weekday "S97" Snowdon Sherpa Bus services between Pen-y-Pass and Porthmadog were diverted via the new Porthmadog (Alltwen) Hospital on weekdays only resulting in a 25% increase in the Porthmadog to Beddgelert journey time  

Good Friday 10th April 2009 until further notice
      The summer only Double Deck Open Top buses augmented the basic services on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from Llandudno to Pen-y-Pass giving an hourly service between
Betws-y-Coed and Pen-y-Pass and half hourly between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass

Tuesday 7th April 2009 until further notice
    Three additional round trips by an open-top double deck bus (weather permitting) were introduced between Porthmadog and Beddgelert by EXPRESS MOTORS on a daily basis
    These were timed to connect into/out of the extended Welsh Highland Railway at Beddgelert station
 

Monday 6th April 2009

      There were some minor late weekday changes to the S4 Sherpa from Caernarfon to Beddgelert and return between 0800 and 1400

    An additional late-afternoon "S4" Sherpa bus by KMP was introduced between Beddgelert and Pen-y-Pass along the Nant Gwynant pass and v v serving the Watkin path

    The "S1" between Llanberis and Pen-y-Pass was increased to basically hourly (but with a two-hour gap mid-afternoon) also the Silver Star "S6" service between Betws-y-Coed and Pen-y-Pass was increased to approximately every two hours, with some eastbound journeys being diverted via Bethesda

Sunday 5th April 2009
    The 'through' S97 SUNDAY Snowdon Sherpa Bus service between Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog was withdrawn from Sunday 5th April and replaced by a limited service of just three round trips between Porthmadog and Pen-y-Pass only - connecting at Pen-y-Pass into the S1 to Llanberis and the earlier journeys also connecting into the S6 to Betws-y-Coed  

Wednesday 1st April 2009
      "KMP" services were taken over by "Padarn" but timings remain unaltered
    Subsequenlty, so far as this website is concerned, any reference to Sherpa Services S1 and S4 also service 88 will be operated by the new company
    Initially the KMP light blue buses will continue to be used, but expect them to be gradually repainted red or replaced by some of the existing red Padarn fleet over the coming weeks

Monday 19th January 2009
    The former Express Motors commercial "S97" service
between Porthmadog and Betws-y-Coed was withdrawn and
replaced by a subsidised service of just three tound trips
between Porthmadog and Pen-y-Pass between the Beddgelert
to Porthmadog school journeys
    For the remainder of the winter there were only a limited
number of poor onward "S6" connections to Betws-y-Coed
operated by Silver Star
 

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Bangor - Snowdonia   (via Llanberis)
Barmouth - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Betws-y-Coed
Bethesda - Capel Curig - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Llanberis
Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno   (connections)
Betws-y-Coed - Pen-y-Pass - Porthmadog
Caernarfon/Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Llandudno
Caernarfon (WHRly) - Beddgelert - Porthmadog
Corwen - Llanrwst - Llandudno
Llanberis Pass   (Park and Ride)
Llanberis - Capel Curig - Bethesda
Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Llanberis - Beddgelert - Caernarfon/Porthmadog
Llandudno/Colwyn Bay - Betws-y-Coed   (connections)
Llandudno - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Llandudno - Llanrwst - Corwen
Llandudno - Snowdonia (via Betws-y-Coed)
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon
Porthmadog - Beddgelert - Caernarfon (WHRly)
Porthmadog/Caernarfon - Beddgelert - Llanberis
Porthmadog - Pen-y-Pass - Betws-y-Coed
Pwllheli - Snowdonia   (via Porthmadog)
Snowdonia - Bangor (via Llanberis) 
Snowdonia - Barmouth   (via Porthmadog)
 Snowdonia - Llandudno (via Betws-y-Coed or Caernarfon) 
Snowdonia - Pwllheli   (via Porthmadog)
Climb Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)
Ride Round Snowdon - with the Sherpas   (summary)

Suggested weekday trips from Barmouth
Suggested weekday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested weekday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested weekday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested weekday trips from Conwy
Suggested weekday trips from Corwen
Suggested weekday trips from Llanberis
Suggested weekday trips from Llandudno
Suggested weekday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested weekday trips from Porthmadog

Suggested Sunday trips from Barmouth
Suggested Sunday trips from Beddgelert
Suggested Sunday trips from Betws-y-Coed
Suggested Sunday trips from Caernarfon
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanberis
Suggested Sunday trips from Llandudno
Suggested Sunday trips from Llanrwst
Suggested Sunday trips from Porthmadog
Suggested Sunday trips from Pwllheli

Suggested weekday trips from
Suggested Sunday trips from
North Wales Coast Railway stations
(via Betws-y-Coed)

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