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We have today received instruction from ASLEF that they propose to re-ballot their members on industrial action following a misunderstanding of our offer which was clarified at the request of drivers.
The locally elected company council were in full agreement with the terms of the deal. There appears to have been a misunderstanding between the locally elected representatives with whom the detail of the deal was agreed and ASLEF’s national executive.
Once again, we find ourselves in a position that the parts of the union closest to our people were in agreement with the detail of the deal but the National Executive of ASLEF who were not involved in any discussions until Nov 11th, (talks started in June), seem to be unclear about the details of the deal which we believed to be acceptable to drivers locally.
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 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.
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