• Travelling to Events or Festivals with Arriva Trains Wales

    Did you know Arriva Trains Wales operates services to a number of festivals and events happening all across our network? So why not leave the car at home and travel to the following festivals and events by train.

    Details of special travel arrangements will be made as soon as possible or visit the relevant festival or event website for more information. 

  • January

    Birmingham Events

    Sunday 17th January
    BBL Cup Final, Barclaycard Arena (Birmingham)
    Gates Open: 12:00   Expected Attendance: 14,000
    Trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street are expected to be busy with people going to this popular event. A queuing system may be in operation at Birmingham New Street.

    Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th January
    Strictly Come Dancing Live, Barclaycard Arena (Birmingham)
    Gates Open: 12:30 & 18:30   Expected Attendance: 14,000

    Trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street are expected to be busy with people going to this popular event. A queuing system may be in operation at Birmingham New Street.

    Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th January
    Arenacross, Genting Arena (Birmingham)
    Gates Open: 18:30   Expected Attendance: 14,000
    Trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham International are expected to be extremely busy with people going to this hugely popular event. A queuing system may be in operation at Birmingham International.

     

    Cardiff Events

    Saturday 2nd January
    Cardiff City v. Blackburn Rovers
    Kick-Off: 15:00   Expected Attendance: 32,000

    We advise people to use Grangetown station as there will be more services running. A queuing system will be in place at Grangetown and Ninian park stations for this popular event.  For further travel advice please see http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CardiffCityStadium/ 

    Sunday 10th January
    Cardiff City v. Shrewsbury Town (FA Cup Third Round)
    Kick-Off: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 32,000

    The third round of the FA Cup begins and this is anticipated to be a key game for away fans. There is no City Line service on a Sunday we advise people to use Grangetown station as there will be more services running. A queuing system will be in place at Grangetown and Ninian park stations for this popular event.  For further travel advice please see http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CardiffCityStadium/  

    Saturday 23rd January
    Cardiff City v. Rotherham United
    Kick-Off: 15:00   Expected Attendance: 32,000

    We advise people to use Grangetown station as there will be more services running. A queuing system will be in place at Grangetown and Ninian park stations for this popular event.  For further travel advice please see http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CardiffCityStadium/

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Sunday 24th January
    Everton v. Swansea City
    Kick-Off: 13:30   Expected Attendance: 39,500
    Due to the high volume of people visiting Liverpool for this match services between Swansea and Crewe may be busier than usual.

    Manchester Events

    Saturday 2nd January

    Manchester United v. Swansea City
    Kick-Off: 15:00   Expected Attendance: 75,000
    Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

    Saturday 2nd January
    Arenacross, Manchester Arena
    Gates Open: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 21,000
    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this new event. Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

    Saturday 23rd January
    The Libertines, Manchester Arena 
    Gates Open: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 21,000
    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this new event. Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

    Sunday 24th January
    The Corrs, Manchester Arena 
    Gates Open: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 21,000
    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this new event. Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

    Friday 29th January
    TNA Maximum Impact 8, Manchester Arena 
    Gates Open: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 21,000
    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this new event. Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

    Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st January
    Strictly Come Dancing Live, Manchester Arena 
    Gates Open: 18:00   Expected Attendance: 21,000
    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this new event. Expect services to be busier than usual and a queueing system may be in operation at Manchester stations. 

     

    Festivals


  • February

    Birmingham Events

    Events to be confirmed. Check back closer to the time. 





    Manchester Events

    Events to be confirmed. Check back closer to the time. 

    Cardiff Events

    Events to be confirmed. Check back closer to the time. 

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Events to be confirmed. Check back closer to the time. 

    Festivals

    Fishguard Spaghetti Western Film Festival  www.spagwestfest.co.uk   

  • March

    Birmingham Events

    Events to be confirmed. Check back closer to the time. 

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals


  • April

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival  www.shrewsburycartoonfestival.com  
    Machynlleth Comedy Festival  www.machcomedyfest.co.uk

  • May

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    Ludlow Spring Food Festival  www.springevent.org.uk  
    Wrexham Food and Drink Festival  www.wrexhamfoodfest.co.uk  
    Urdd Eisteddfod (TBC)  www.urdd.org/eisteddfod  
    The Hay Festival  www.hayfestival.com  
    Fishguard Folk Festival  www.pembrokeshire-folk-music.co.uk

  • June

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    Photomarathon, Cardiff  www.photomarathon.co.uk  
    Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham  www.wychwoodfestival.com  
    Folk Down the Track, Heart of Wales Line  www.heart-of-wales.co.uk  
    Cosford Airshow, Cosford  www.cosfordairshow.co.uk  
    Chester Rock, Chester  www.chester-rocks.com  
    Pembrokeshire Fish Week, various locations around Pembrokshire  www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk  
    Dinefwr Literature Festival  www.dinefwrliteraturefestival.co.uk  
    Heritage Railcar Gala, Llangollen Railway  www.llangollen-railway.co.uk  

  • July

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    Wakestock Festival, Abersoch  www.wakestock.co.uk  
    Beer on the Wye, Hereford  www.herefordcamra.org.uk/festival.htm  
    Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells  www.rwas.co.uk/en/welsh-show/  
    The Big Cheese, Caerphilly  www.caerphilly.gov.uk/bigcheese/  
    Fishguard International Music Festival  www.fishguardmusicfestival.co.uk  

  • August

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    All Wales Triathlon, Fishguard  www.walestriathlon.com
    National Eisteddfod of Wales (TBC)  www.eisteddfod.org.uk  
    Big Welsh Bite, Pontypridd  www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Events/default.aspx  
    Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury  www.shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk  
    Green Man Festival, Brecon  www.greenman.net  
    Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival  www.victorianfestival.co.uk  
    Aberjazz, Fishguard  www.aberjazz.com  


  • September

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    BBC Proms in the Park, Caerphilly Castle  www.bbc.co.uk/proms/features/proms-in-the-park-caerphilly  
    Nantwich Food & Drink Festival  www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk  
    Llanbedr Beer Festival  www.llanbedrbeerfestival.co.uk  
    Ludlow Food Festival  www.foodfestival.co.uk  
    Abergavenny Food Festival  www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com  
    Llandovery Sheep Festival  www.llandoverysheepfestival.co.uk  
    Great British Cheese Festival, Cardiff  www.greatbritishcheesefestival.co.uk  

  • October

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals

    Manchester Weekender  www.creativetourist.com/weekender  
    Birmingham Food Festival  www.birminghamfoodfest.com  
    Chester Literature Festival  www.chesterfestivals.co.uk/site/literature-festival  
    Gwledd Conwy Feast  www.conwyfeast.co.uk  
    Anglesey Oyster Festival  www.angleseyoysterfestival.com 
    Snowdonia Walking Festival, Blaenau Festiniog  www.snowdoniawalkingfestival.co.uk   

  • November

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Cardiff Events

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals


  • December

    Birmingham Events

    Manchester Events

    Friday 18th December  

    André Rieu, Manchester Arena 
    Gates Open: 18:00 Expected Attendance: 21,000

    Trains between Chester/Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly are expected to be busy with people going to this concert. A queueing system may be in place in Manchester stations. 

     

    Cardiff Events

    Tuesday 15th December 
    Cardiff City v. Brentford

    Kick-Off: 19:45 Expected Attendance: 32,000

    We advise people to use Grangetown station as there will be more services running. A queuing system will be in place at Grangetown and Ninian park stations for this popular event.  For further travel advice please see  http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CardiffCityStadium/

    Tuesday 29th December 
    Cardiff City v. Nottingham Forest 

    Kick-Off: 19:45 Expected Attendance: 32,000

    We advise people to use Grangetown station as there will be more services running. A queuing system will be in place at Grangetown and Ninian park stations for this popular event.  For further travel advice please see http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/CardiffCityStadium/

    Elsewhere on our Network

    Festivals


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