A WORLD-FAMOUS locomotive will head through North Wales today.

The iconic The Flying Scotsman train is due to leave Crewe station on this morning (Friday) at 10am and head towards Chester and make its way across the North Wales coastal area.

It will make its way through Flintshire passing through Saltney at 10.36am, Broughton for 10.40am, Shotton by 10.42am and Flint at 10.47am.

The train will then head towards Prestatyn for 11am, Rhyl at 11.06am, Colwyn Bay for 11.16am and refuel in Llandudno Junction at 12 midday.

The Scotsman will then go towards Bangor by 12.52pm and Holyhead at 1.35pm before returning to Crewe in the evening.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said: “The Flying Scotsman returns to North Wales today. If you're going to see it, please make sure you do so from a safe place. Do not put yourself in danger just to try and get a better photo/video, because it isn't worth it. The rest of the railway is running as normal.

“In simple terms, do not go beyond the boundary fence of the railway to get closer to the lines. There are plenty of good locations to get photos that are not lineside.”

The spokesman also added that the North Wales and Shropshire branch of the British Transport Police will be out along the line to deal with anyone trespassing on the railway.