Monthly Archives: May 2011

Preferred timetable – government correction

The Welsh Government Rail Unit has confirmed a timetable error, drawn to their attention by Fishguard Trains. We queried the morning train from Carmarthen at 9:00 that leaves Whitland at 9:04. They now say “there is indeed an error here. … Continue reading

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Welsh Government Consultation – CORRECTED

      25 May 2011   Eich cyf/Your Ref: Ein cyf/Our ref:   english cymraeg english Dear Colleague Five Additional Daily Trains to Fishguard The Welsh Government announced on 29 March that it will be funding five additional trains … Continue reading

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Fishguard timetable: the devil’s in the detail

Two months after the former Transport Minister announced funding for five extra daily return trains to Fishguard, the Welsh Government today launches the timetable for public consultation. In these two months, we’ve not only had a change of government and … Continue reading

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Fishguard train trials

It’s all gone very quiet – calm before the storm, Spad reckons. But behind the scenes, urgent talks are happening all over the place. And here’s some previously unreleased footage of secret trials for the new train service Fishguard train … Continue reading

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A feasible platform

Network Rail and Pembrokeshire County Council have agreed to look in detail at the feasibility of reopening Fishguard & Goodwick Station. The decision comes after a site meeting attended by officers from both authorities at the existing station, which has … Continue reading

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Rail disruption May 8-17

Arriva is announcing major engineering works in the Newport (Gwent) area from May 8th to 17th. Both local and long-distance services will be affected, with rail replacement buses running. The pattern of disruption is different every day, so check here … Continue reading

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Take the A Train

Pam Jones of Aberjazz and Folk Festival Committees emails Fishguard Trains – I would like to suggest to whoever will be doing the timetabling, the following ideas: 1. Train available at a time that would allow commuting to Swansea/Cardiff for … Continue reading

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How long to build a station?

How long does it take to build a station? Nine months? Three years? The answer is six days. Here’s a Northern Rail train pulling into Workington North. Network Rail started building the station during the night of November 24/25 2009. … Continue reading

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