The Bishop of Banger with the train crew of the first ‘Stations at Stations’ event in 2009.
(Photo: Ian Drummond)
A unique Good Friday event will again take place on the Talyllyn Railway in Mid-Wales this year. Called ‘Stations at Stations’ a special train will stop at each station along the line where readings and prayers will be read telling the story of the crucifixion.
Paid for by the churches and chapels in Tywyn the train first ran in 2009 running for a further two years. This year it has be decided to do this once more and again the Bishop of Bangor (Rt. Rev’d Andy John), who led the first event in 2009, will be present for the occasion.
Bishop Andy says: ‘I am really looking forward to taking part again in this very innovative way of observing the Stations of the Cross.’
The timetable has yet to be finalised but the ‘First Station’ will be at Tywyn Wharf Station at 4 pm on Good Friday 14 April 2017 with the train leaving at 4.55 pm and returning to Tywyn by 8 pm. Travelling on the train is free, but there will be a collection with the monies going to the diocese of Matebeleland.
Advance bookings can be made on-line at www.talyllyn.co.uk
or by telephoning the Talyllyn Railway on 01654 710472.