Monthly Archives: September 2011

We’ve secured the trains. Now save the mail

Royal Mail plans to close Fishguard Delivery Office. Fishguard Trains supports the postal workers and petitioners who are campaigning to stop Royal Mail in their tracks.  ## UPDATE: SAVED! See below ## Having secured a (nearly) decent rail service for … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under News & weather

Return to Fishguard

On Tuesday Fishguard Trains’ team reached Cardiff without a hitch (Illustrated report here). How did we fare on the return journey on Thursday? At Cardiff Central we check the timetables. Arriva still hasn’t managed to correct Fishguard times. Are they … Continue reading

6 Comments

Filed under Blog

Fishguard Trains takes the 9:56

We’ll know we’ve secured the future of our rail service when taking the train is just a normal everyday matter in Fishguard. This week we made a return trip to Cardiff.  Here’s our photo report. Was it normal, or exceptional? … Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under Blog

Clarbeston Clarification

Eye on the detail No apologies for returning to the Clarbeston Question: it matters to everyone who has to change there using four of our ten new daily trains. We have Arriva’s reply to our request for their policy on … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Blog

Network Rail: count the mistakes

A new poster campaign encourages Cardiff rail commuters to “Escape to the great outdoors – Visit Fishguard and North Pembrokeshire by Train.” Nice campaign, and great to see it where it matters and when it counts – right now. We … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under News & weather

Arriva and Clarbeston Road

Clarbeston Road is to receive “updated and reliable customer information equipment and systems”. That’s the good news Arriva Trains Wales has given Fishguard Trains in response to our concerns about the lack of train information at the halt. This week … Continue reading

3 Comments

Filed under News & weather

The Send-off

“Praise the Lord! We are a musical nation.” The Rev. Eli Jenkins of Milk Wood would have approved today’s launch of our new rail service, to the young voices of Côr Newyddion Da and the harp of Moira Lewis.   … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under News & weather

Clarbeston Road: The Broken Link

On the first morning of Fishguard’s new rail service, the Clarbeston Road link broke. Three days ago, Fishguard Trains published concerns about the lack of passenger information at the halt which has become a critical link in the transport chain … Continue reading

10 Comments

Filed under Blog

WEATHER FORECAST: Wild Westerlies for Launch Day

If you want to know the way the wind’s blowing, just follow the trains! A fierce Atlantic Gale will pursue the first new trains out of Fishguard just hours from now. Weather forecasters are predicting westerlies averaging 26mph for the … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Blog

Fishguard wins Six Nations ::: UPDATED

The Six Nations – Wales last won in 2008. Since then Ireland, France and England have all had their turn. And now it’s Fishguard’s turn – and we don’t just mean the Seagulls’ 24-6 pre-season win over Usk last month. … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under News & weather, Timetables