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.
In the days running up to Christmas and the New Year, Arriva Trains Wales is providing additional services and extra carriages, in what is expected to be an exceptionally busy time for rail travel.
From 2nd January 2015, anyone who holds a valid Welsh Government concessionary travel pass can get a fantastic 34% 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:
Arriva Trains Wales has today launched a new money saving special offer, available through its unique Mobile Multi-Flex ticket app, which will benefit part-time and flexitime commuters across the Cardiff & Valleys region.
As part of their Christmas rail safety campaign, Arriva Trains Wales, the British Transport Police and Network Rail have released a short film over social media entitled “Leave it at the Club or we’ll leave it at the station”
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
Cardiff Bay Sunday evening service has been extended over the festive season.
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;
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.