The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways are disappointed to announce that our new multi-million-pound station building in Caernarfon has once again fallen victim to vandalism.
During the night of Thursday November 28th, glass panels that form part of the front of the building were damaged – The second such occurrence in the space of a week. The repair bill for the damage is likely to be in excess of five thousand pounds.
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways General Manager Paul Lewin says:
“The Welsh Highland Railway is a huge anchor attraction for North Wales. We now have a station that is in keeping with our ambitions for the future and want to play a bigger part in Caernarfon and the waterfront area. We have enjoyed wonderful cooperation from the local people and have forged great relationships in the town, therefore it’s regrettable that a mindless few seem intent upon spoiling this. Rest assured that with the cooperation of North Wales Police we will vigorously hunt down those responsible and pursue damages. The area is covered by high-definition CCTV which will provide evidence.”
The new station – part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government – forms a key part of the £16m Waterfront Development Project led by Gwynedd County Council to give a major boost to this historic area. There is a concerted effort by all parties involved in the regeneration to make Caernarfon a vibrant and attractive place to visit, and incidents of this type do nothing to help.