Ticket to ride at fa­mous sta­tion

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

OW­ING to the sheer num­ber of let­ters (58), the sta­tion ap­pears as “Llan­fair­p­wll” on con­ven­tional train tick­ets. But to mark the ar­rival of the Na­tional Eisteddfod on Anglesey last week, Ar­riva Trains Wales pro­duced an ex­am­ple to show how big a train ticket might have to be to fit the en­tire name on. Vis­i­tors come from far and wide to have their photo taken by the sign for Llan­fair­p­wll­gwyn­gyll­gogerych­wyrn­drob­wl­l­l­lan­tysil­i­o­gogogoch, and it is hoped the gi­ant ticket ban­ner will give them an­other rea­son to make the trip to North Wales, as well as en­cour­ag­ing in­ter­est in the Welsh lan­guage. The gi­ant ticket is 4.7 me­tres long by 3.08 me­tres wide. In com­par­i­son, a stan­dard card­board ticket is just 8.4cm by 5.4cm. Ar­riva Trains Wales Cus­tomer Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Lynne Mil­li­gan said tourists from as far afield as Amer­ica, Ja­pan and Aus­tralia reg­u­larly visit the sta­tion be­cause of its fa­mous name.

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