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.
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;
Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) is pleased to announce some important changes to its timetables commencing from Sunday 14 December 2014 which will result in service and capacity improvements for many of its passengers.
In response to public demand, Arriva Trains Wales is pleased to announced that additional North to South Wales services will be in operation during the Autumn Rugby Internationals on Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2014.
We would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our customers for any journeys you have made with us recently where the number of carriages we have provided has been fewer than normal. We’re also mindful that in some instances it has been necessary for a different type of train to be provided in order to avoid cancelling the service and this has meant that you haven’t experienced the usual standards of comfort on longer distance journeys.
There will be changes to published services between Hereford and Shrewsbury from Wednesday 24 December (at 2115hrs) to Monday 29 December (at 1735hrs). Network Rail is undertaking essential work to upgrade the line, which will see a temporary speed restriction lifted. This work will help deliver a more robust and reliable timetable along the line.
If you’re travelling on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October 2014, we regret that
Network Rail’s improvement work between Cardiff Central
and Barry will affect services across the Valleys & Cardiff
local routes network.
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.
Arriva Trains Wales has re-launched its Arriva Club 55 off-peak travel offer, which allows anyone aged 55 and over to travel anywhere on the Arriva Trains Wales network from just £23 return. Club 55 tickets do not have to be pre-booked, passengers aged 55 and over can simply just turn up, buy a ticket and go!
This year’s NATO summit in Newport sees the greatest congregation of world leaders that the UK has ever hosted, giving Wales a great promotional opportunity on a global stage. The core NATO countries that have been invited (28 member states) will also be accompanied by an additional 53 additional countries receiving invites (potential 10,000 delegates) and Arriva Trains Wales is ready to help promote Wales to a global audience.
The refurbished train station in Llandudno will become an integral part of the town’s tourism and business economy, Finance Minister Jane Hutt will say today, Tuesday, 22 July.
Today, the National Eisteddfod announced Arriva Trains Wales as one of the sponsors of this National Eisteddfod, in Carmarthenshire.
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.
Chester Zoo and Arriva Trains Wales, are continuing the bus and admission ticket for visitors to Chester Zoo. Visitor’s
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.
In partnership with local authorities and other public transport providers, Arriva Trains Wales is launching a new communication tool for passengers who may have difficulty with communication.
Railway engineers are working hard to re-open the Cambrian Coast line following recent storm damage. The railway is currently closed between Dovey Junction and Pwllheli due to severe damage at a number of locations, including Tywyn, Barmouth and Criccieth.
Fourteen children from North Wales have enjoyed a festive visit to see Santa at Cardiff Castle courtesy of CLIC Sargent the Childrens’ Cancer Charity, The Best Western PLUS Maldron Hotel and Arriva Trains Wales.
Arriva Trains Wales is providing its passengers with 18,000 extra seats during the Christmas period this year.
Welsh rail users are being urged to plan ahead in order to stay safe this Christmas.
Partygoers are also being reminded that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and those who over-indulge run the risk of being refused rail travel.