• Arriva Trains Wales News

    This section of our site gives all of our latest news and press releases on changes and improvements to Arriva Trains Wales' services as well as articles on the transport industry as a whole.

  • Arriva Trains Wales announced as one of the National Eisteddfod's Sponsors

    Today, the National Eisteddfod announced Arriva Trains Wales as one of the sponsors of this National Eisteddfod, in Carmarthenshire.

    Changes to published services between Wrexham General and Chester Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 August 2014

    There will be changes to published services between Wrexham General, Chester and Shrewsbury from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 August. This is due to Network Rail’s improvement work to provide an additional track between Wrexham General and Chester. This will lead to an improvement in punctuality in the future.

    Improvement Works on the Cardiff and Valleys Network 28 and 29 June & 5 and 6 July 2014

    If you’re travelling on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June and also on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 July 2014, please note that Network Rail’s improvement work between Cardiff Central and Barry will affect services across the Valleys & Cardiff local routes network.


    Neath station receives a £820,000 upgrade to facilities

    A £820,000 enhancement has been officially opened by Neath MP Peter Hain. Funded by the Department for Transport’s ‘Access For All’ and National Stations Improvement Schemes, the enhancement was managed by Arriva Trains Wales and principle contractor Dribuild.


    Combined Train and Admission tickets for Royal Welsh Show now available

    Arriva Trains Wales is again running a special train to the Royal Welsh Show which takes place from 21 to 24 July 2014. The train will depart from Cardiff Central station calling at Bridgend and Port Talbot then traveling direct to the Heart of Wales line stopping at all stations from Pontarddulais to Builth Road rail station. Other timetabled services on the Heart of Wales line will operate as normal.


    Travel Advice: Amlin Cup & Heineken Cup Final 23 & 24 May

    It is going to be a busy forthcoming weekend in Cardiff with the finals of two major Rugby tournaments taking place in the City. Arriva Trains Wales would like to advise passengers that train services are expected to be extremely busy prior to and after the matches as rugby fans descend into Cardiff to watch the game or to soak up the atmosphere.

    Discounted bus and admission tickets to Chester Zoo now available for rail passengers

    Chester Zoo and Arriva Trains Wales, are continuing the bus and admission ticket for visitors to Chester Zoo. Visitor’s 

    Significant changes to Arriva Trains Wales timetable from 18 May 2014
    The following significant changes will take place from the timetable change on 18 May 2014. All changes are Monday to Saturday services unless otherwise stated. Other smaller changes which may affect your journey may not be included on this poster. Please check before you set off on your journey.

    Shuttle bus to Hay Festival from Hereford Station

    The Hay on Wye Festival takes place between May 22nd and June 1st 2014. For this year’s event, there will be a direct bus service from Hereford Rail Station to Hay-On-Wye operated by First Midland Red Bus.

    RAF Cosford Air Show combined rail and entry tickets now available to buy

    As organisers for this year’s RAF Cosford 76th Anniversary Air Show build a full head of steam with arranging a growing list of exciting displays and attractions, plans are unveiled that will allow visitors the chance to travel to the Shropshire base with Arriva Trains Wales whilst combining their ticket cost with their rail ticket.