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Stena disrupts Fishguard trains

Altered ferry sailing times between Fishguard to Rosslare, introduced suddenly by Stena, have disrupted train services all the way from Fishguard to Cardiff BREAKING NEWS – for latest developments see end of this post Brought in with only two weeks … Continue reading

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October diary

(Mostly) good news from up and down the Fishguard line in autumn SPARKS All the way from Swansea to London, works to electrify the main line are appearing. Pylons to carry the overhead wires are going up, and the depots … Continue reading

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Eastbound from Fishguard on Spring Bank Holiday

The national rail strike is off – but can you travel east from Fishguard this Spring Bank Holiday evening? Visitors to Fishguard for the bank holiday are wondering if they can get home despite the cancelled strike. The problem: National … Continue reading

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Lost property

Your ticket, sir? Are you Mr B Davies? Did you recently buy a ticket from Cardiff to Fishguard, but forgot to remove it from the ticket machine at Haverfordwest? If so, this is for you. Helen Cooke today posted this … Continue reading

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Ten minutes – good news and bad news

Valley Lines and South Wales Main Line will be electrified, and the two governments have settled their funding dispute. Now it’s full speed ahead for Wales’ first ever rail electrification. Splendid news, and credit to new Welsh Secretary Pembrokeshire MP … Continue reading

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We Won! Fishguard service to be permanent

The three-year trial of increased rail services to Fishguard has ended in success. Welsh Government today announced that the service is to be extended to the end of Arriva’s franchise in 2018.  Here is the government press release in full: … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen …

Dear Stephen Crabb Fishguard Trains congratulates you on your appointment as Secretary of State for Wales. Our website is non-partisan, but we are delighted to have a Pembrokeshire politician heading the Wales Office and speaking for Wales in cabinet. You … Continue reading

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What, no survey?

Wednesday June 4th, and the 18:46 arrives at Fishguard and Goodwick. Getting off the train, one cyclist, two dogs, and numerous passengers, most from Cardiff or further afield. But there is no surveyor and no survey. Why not? We are … Continue reading

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Fishguard rail review: Minister wants our views

Edwina Hart AM today launches the government review of Fishguard rail services, urging “anyone with an interest in these rail services to have their say in this survey”. The three-and-a-half week survey (closing date Wednesday June 18th) investigates the views … Continue reading

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Welsh Government launches Fishguard rail review

Fishguard’s three-year experimental rail service is to be reviewed this month.  Replying to questions from Fishguard Trains, Welsh Government today confirmed that “arrangements for the review … have been approved and will start next week”. The recent publication of Arriva’s … Continue reading

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