The Heart of Wales Line is one of Britain's
favourite rural railways. You'll travel through spectacular scenery and
bustling market towns on an unforgettable journey.
The line travels south from Shrewsbury through rolling hills and
towns such as Knighton, Llandrindod Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells before
reaching the steel and tinplate town of Llanelli and then Swansea, the
hometown of Dylan Thomas. There's something for everyone along the
line, with tourist attractions for all the family.
Visit the Spaceguard centre, two miles from
Knighton station, The National Cycle Exhibition near Llandrindod Wells
station and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, a few miles from
There's also a host of shopping opportunities from local market days at several small towns to the magnificent Swansea city
centre. And if you are feeling more active, there's walking, cycling,
golfing, fishing, watersports and much more along the route too.
Details of Arriva Trains Wales services on the Heart of Wales line are found in timetable 1.
For more information about the Heart of Wales line visit the Heart of Wales line website www.heart-of-wales.co.uk and www.thebusthatmeetsthetrain.co.uk.
Timetable 1: Swansea to Shrewsbury, Cambrian Coast and Chester to Birmingham
17 May to 12 December 2015 (Adobe Acrobat PDF) 13 December 2015 to 14 May 2016 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Heart of Wales Railcard
The railcard is valid for journeys between Swansea/Llanelli to Shrewsbury via Llandrindod Wells and is available to residents, aged 16 or over, of selected postcodes along the route of the Heart of Wales Line. The railcard costs £5.00 and is valid for one year. The card holder is entitled to 34% discount
on local rail travel. There is no minimum fare.
The railcard can be purchased at Llandrindod Wells station only.
Click here to download the PDF (Adobe Acrobat PDF)