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
8 December 2013 to 17 May 2014 (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Scan the QR Code with yoursmartphone to view the timetable.
Heart of Wales RailcardThe 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)
Application Form (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Folk Down The Track Hop on the train and travel down the track to hear excellent folk music at two fantastic venues in the Marches.The aim of Folk Down The Track is to have a good night out on the Heart of Wales or Marches railway lines using local community pubs and venues. It is part of a wider slow travel movement that is spreading throughout Europe. There is no charge for the folk evening but we do ask that people make a donation so we can pay the bands!Click here to view the leaflet (Adobe Acrobat PDF)