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Ffestiniog Railway Society
Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Ffestiniog

Membership Introduction


Join the Ffestiniog Railway Society to get the following benefits:

  • Directly support the oldest and best operational narrow gauge railway.
  • Receive a quarterly high quality magazine
  • Subsidised volunteer hostel rates
  • Enjoy travel privileges both with Ffestiniog Railway and partner railways

Please note that this is a voluntary organisation and confirmation of membership will take up to 14 days

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Travel Privileges

The Ffestiniog Railway at present allows Society members the following travel privileges:

Life Members: Free – First or Third Class travel on the Ffestiniog Railway.

Ordinary Members: Ten free Third Class return tickets.

Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon to Porthmadog): Ordinary and Life FRS Members pay the privilege rate. If FRS members are also members of the Welsh Highland Railway Society or hold a sponsor’s pass, they may prefer to use the privileges available on those cards.

Talyllyn Railway: Reciprocal privilege rate travel facilities exist. Ffestiniog Railway Society members receive 50% discount on Talyllyn standard class, on service trains. Discount is valid for members only, there is no guest facility. Members are asked to book in advance over the phone or on the day at the counter and to show their membership card on the day at check in.

If you are a regular FRWHR volunteer, the Talyllyn offers free travel to the holder of a volunteer’s staff pass. Please book in advance and show your card at check in.

When utilising privileges, members are asked to avoid busy trains whenever possible, and to obtain travel tickets before boarding trains at manned stations. Members’ privileges may be modified on special occasions such as Galas and Santa trains.

Gift Aid is claimable on all membership types allowing the Society to claim 25p on every £1 if you are a UK tax payer.

Member Types and Rates

Full member £37
Associate (Member Spouse) £33
Junior £22
Full Time Student and Volunteer £22
Senior Citizen (65+) £36
Family (Parents & children under 18) £70
Life (Payment in Full) £1020
Life (First of 10 Payments) £102

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Life Membership

Life Membership is available to UK taxpayers making ten annual payments by Bankers Order and completing a Gift Aid Declaration.

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Subscription rates subject to change.

Annual membership expires on 31st December. New member on or after 1 October receive membership to 31st Dec the following year.