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On the First Day of Christmas …

TWELVE GIFTS WE’D LIKE FOR OUR  LINE AND ALL WHO TRAVEL ON IT IN 2013       Fishguard Train’s festive gift list – we’ve posted it safely in a hidden recess in Spittal Tunnel. Will Santa find it in … Continue reading

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Pay for a mess or pay for success?

One thing is clear: We taxpayers will pay the £40 million to compensate the bidders in the failed, flawed West Coast franchise process. The rest is a shambles. Three civil servants are suspended, but their political masters, the transport ministers, … Continue reading

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Another reason to take the train to Fishguard

The view comes free with all tickets to Fishguard (and Goodwick). Photo taken one evening recently from the train to Fishguard as it passes  along Carmarthen Bay and reaches the mouth of the Towy. On the opposite side of the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the wires!

FISHGUARD TRAINS HAS A WELCOME – AND A WARNING The coalition government is in trouble and needs to rediscover a sense of purpose. The economy is locked in recession, and more and more we feel the public spending cuts in … Continue reading

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Nine minutes: a reasonable request?

The 17:39 from Cardiff to Fishguard is an important train. It is the last daytime service to north Pembrokeshire. It provides return travel to Fishguard at the end of the day from all the cities and valleys of south Wales. … Continue reading

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Sardine Express survival guide

by The Man Standing by Seat 35 We’re all anxious to see as many people as possible using our new rail service. But there’s one train that could do with rather fewer passengers – the Sardine Express. The 17:39 from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Fishguard Trains!

One year old, and going strong. Fishguard Trains launched in April 2011, just days after Ieuan Wyn Jones’ astonishing volte face, only months after he dismissed the case for a proper rail service to Fishguard as “premature”. It could restore … Continue reading

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Wdig neu Gwdig?

Is it Abergwaun ac Wdig or Abergwaun a Gwdig? What’s the Welsh name of our new station? With less than a month until it opens, you’d think something this basic would have been sorted out long ago. Far from it. … Continue reading

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Nothing against Trecwn, but …

We’ve nothing against Trecwn (population 350), but if you regularly take the 412 on its 33 mile route between Cardigan, Fishguard and Haverforwest, you’re going to see quite a lot of this remote Preseli village. Once Trecwn bustled with life, … Continue reading

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Scallops and oysters

The Irish Sea scalloping fleet is a familiar sight in Fishguard’s harbour. But it is another shellfish – the Oyster – that is pointing to new public transport opportunities for our community. With only 5,000 people, we have plenty of … Continue reading

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