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.
Due to Network Rail’s improvement work on the line between Cardiff and Newport over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend (23-25 May), several Arriva Trains Wales services in the South Wales area are going to be affected.
On Sunday 29 March, Wrexham fans will get the chance to travel directly to Wembley Stadium on a special train provided by Arriva Trains Wales in partnership with the Welsh Government to watch Wrexham Football Club play North Ferriby United in the FA Trophy Final.
Arriva Trains Wales is advising all rugby fans travelling to Cardiff on Saturday 14 March to attend the Wales v Ireland match at the Millennium Stadium to leave ample time to catch the train home.
Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) is pleased to announce the
start of its consultation process with key stakeholders on its proposed May
Arriva Trains Wales is advising those planning to travel home by train after the Wales v England International Rugby Match on Friday 06 February 2015 at the Millennium Stadium that limited additional services and capacity will be available. Due to the late 20:05 hrs kick off, the match will not finish until around 22:00hrs so we are urging supporters who want to return home on the train to make their way directly to Cardiff Central Station.
If you're travelling on Saturday 28 March / Sunday 29 March 2015 and Saturday 18 April / Sunday 19 April 2015, please note that Network Rail's improvement work between Cardiff Central and Barry will affect services across the Valleys & Cardiff local routes network.
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.
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:
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.