Indeed, an HST/loco hauled set operating as follows:Given the scenic nature of the North Wales Coast and the obvious demand for travel when the summer comes around, it’s a pity there isn’t an enterprising charter operator able to provide some extra capacity. I know practicalities make this difficult but if Open Access actually worked as intended (without having to leach revenue via ORCATS raiding to break even) then this is the sort of situation it should be suited to.
Sat/Mon/Wed/Fri Manchester to Llandudno and return
Sun/Tue/Thu Liverpool Lime Street to Llandudno and return
Day and Period returns offered
Perhaps whilst the set is in Llandudno it could operate a short day return to ideally Blaenau Ffestiniog or if not, Holyhead