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.
The number of passengers satisfied with their rail journey is at a new high for Wales’ leading train operator according to new survey results published today by Government funded watchdog Transport Focus.
Arriva Trains Wales would like to advise customers
that services to and from Chester station on race days will be busy.
Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) is pleased to announce some
important changes to its timetables commencing from Sunday 17 May 2015 which
will result in service and frequency improvements for many of its passengers.
Arriva Trains Wales has introduced free WiFi for its customers at Cardiff Central station. It is part of a trial which if successful could see free WiFi being rolled out to many of its stations across the Arriva Trains Wales Network.
Over the next six months,
Network Rail will be carrying out major improvement work to the track on and
around the Ebbw Valley line.
Anyone who holds a valid Welsh Government concessionary travel pass can now get a fantastic 33% off local fares on the Cardiff and Valleys network, without the need to buy a Rail Card.
The new £3.5m rail station at Pye Corner, Newport opens this weekend when the first train pulls in on Sunday (14 December).
From Sunday 14th December, the following changes will be taking effect:
As part of Network Rail’s revamp of Cardiff Queen Street
Station, from Sunday 14 December 2014, two new platforms
(platform 1 and platform 5) will be fully operational for public
From December 2014 Arriva Trains Wales has increased capacity on our popular services along the North Wales coast into Manchester.
The train that will be used to provide these extra seats is different to those that usually run along this route and does not have electrically operated push-button doors.
Responding to today’s announcement regarding the electrification of the Valleys lines network and further devolution of rail powers to Wales, an Arriva Trains Wales spokesperson said;
A scheme to detect and deter crime at Cardiff Central railway station is being introduced by Arriva Trains Wales and supported by British Transport Police.
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.
A select number of passenger trains operating on the Arriva Trains Wales network have just received a carriage ‘facelift’ commemorating the 10th anniversary of the train operator’s franchise.
Arriva Trains Wales has publically signed up to the Welsh Government’s Sustainability Charter, Wales’ highest profile commitment to sustainable development. Signing the Charter is a voluntary commitment aimed at improving the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wales. ATW joins a network of over 150 other organisations from across Wales in making sustainability central to all they do.
Wales’ most westerly railway station has this weekend celebrated its 150th anniversary with the unveiling of a commemorative granite stone by the Mayor of Milford Haven, Councillor Yvonne Southwell.
Arriva Trains Wales has just launched a new advertising campaign to warn passengers that they are putting themselves at risk of being prosecuted and fined up to £1,000 if caught without the correct ticket to cover their train journey.