More About Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales serves the whole of Wales and the Welsh Marches to all major train stations in Wales, including Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street, Newport and Swansea, as well as stations in England such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Arriva Trains Wales provides high speed services for long-distance journeys as well as direct train routes between North and South Wales, and the rail operator also caters for native Welsh speakers.
Arriva Trains Wales Services and Routes
There are four main routes along which Arriva Trains Wales services operate on which you may travel using split train tickets:-
- 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
- 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.
At-seat catering is provided for long distance journeys, including sandwiches, cakes, snacks, hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The company's flagship service is the daily Holyhead - Cardiff service via Bangor, Chester, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport which offers First Class accommodation and a restaurant service with a travelling chef.