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Arriva Trains Wales Train Ticket Prices, Timetables and Reservations

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Arriva Trains Wales operate most train services in Wales, including almost all of those which are wholly within Wales. Services from Swansea, Cardiff and Newport to and from London are operated by First Great Western, whilst those from North Wales (Holyhead, Bangor, Rhyl and Wrexham) to London are operated by Virgin Trains.

There are four main routes along which Arriva Trains Wales services operate - the north Wales main line from Holyhead and Bangor to Chester; the South Wales main line from Newport via Cardiff and Swansea to Pembroke, Fishguard (for ferry services to Ireland) and Milford Haven; the Cardiff - Manchester and North Wales route via Hereford, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Chester; and the Cambrian lines from Birmingham, Telford and Shrewsbury across central Wales to Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Pwhelli. Arriva Trains Wales also operates the many 'Valley Lines' services from Cardiff, and the highly scenic 'Heart of Wales' line from Shrewsbury to Swansea via Llandrindod Wells and Llanelli.

The company's flagship service is the daily Holyhead - Cardiff service via Bangor, Chester, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport which conveys first class accommodation and a restaurant service.

Otherwise Arriva Trains Wales services operate with Standard Class accommodation only, though many of the longer-distance services convey at-seat catering.

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Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales railway network stretches from Manchester, through north and south Wales and across to Birmingham and Gloucester – over 1,000 miles of track in total.

Arriva Trains Wales operates primarily from its hubs at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations as well as their major interchange stations at Newport and in England at Chester, Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly and Shrewsbury.

With operations in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK, Arriva provides more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys every year.

In the UK Arriva Trains Wales provides inter-urban, rural and commuter services throughout Wales and the English border counties as well as the new Cross Country franchise stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance and from Stansted to Cardiff covering around 1,500 route miles and calling at over 100 stations.

Arriva Trains British Rail businesses include Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Grand Central Railway, Tyne and Wear Metro and London Overground, a joint venture with MTR Corporation.

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About Arriva Trains

Arriva Trains Wales began operating the new 15- year integrated Arriva Trains Wales/Trenau Arriva Cymru franchise in December 2003. The franchise provides inter-urban, rural and commuter passenger rail services throughout Wales and the English border counties.

The network stretches from Manchester through north and south Wales and across to Birmingham and Gloucester operating a fleet of 120 trains covering a route of over 1,009 miles.

Arriva Trains Wales provides rail services from all the main train stations of Wales including: Cardiff, Newport and Swansea and provides links to major cities in England such as Birmingham and Manchester. Arriva Trains Wales provide high speed train services for long distance journeys, as well as one carriage, slower trains for shorter, local journeys.

Arriva Trains Wales manages almost all the rail routes in and out of Wales, with the exception of four routes which are run by other train operating companies. These mainly provide links to London train stations.

Those routes not operated by Arriva Trains Wales are:

  • Holyhead/Bangor/Wrexham - London: run by Virgin Trains
  • Holyhead/Llandudno - London Euston: run by Virgin Trains
  • Swansea/Cardiff Central - London Paddington: run by First Great Western
  • Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour/Taunton: run by First Great Western
  • Cardiff Central - Nottingham/Newcastle: run by Cross Country Trains

With a fleet of 125 trains, Arriva Trains Wales typically operates 955 services per day, travelling around 13.7 million miles every year.

Arriva Trains Contact Details

Arriva Trains Wales
Customer Services
St Mary's House,
47 Penarth Road
CF10 5DJ

Arriva Trains Assisted Travel Tel: 08453 003 005
Arriva Trains Cycle Reservations Tel: 0845 601 4873
Arriva Trains Customer Relations Tel: 0845 606 1660 or +44 29 2072 0500

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