Monthly Archives: December 2011

Level crossings – a Welsh problem?

Is there a particularly Welsh dimension to last month’s level crossing collision near Whitland? TheĀ  figures seem to point that way.   * UPDATE JULY 29 2012 – see below This is a story about rail accidents. But the first … Continue reading

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Arriva’s Santa Special – with apologies

Before Christmas (on December 16th) we reported that Arriva’s Christmas Poster displaying last trains between Cardiff and West Wales completely ignored Fishguard. (see our report) We immediately emailed Arriva asking them to explain why, adding: “Please would you also supply … Continue reading

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New Pembrokeshire Path

Compared to the magnificent 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Pembroke-shire’s newest path barely reaches 186 feet – but it’s still a very fine Christmas present for Fishguard and Goodwick. Completed in the last few days before the holidays, the path is … Continue reading

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Lines west closed after train hits hay lorry

A level crossing between Clunderwen and Whitland was the scene of a crash this morning between a lorry with a hay trailer and an eastbound train. The train, the 9:08 from Milford to Manchester, was approaching Whitland at around 9:44. … Continue reading

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Arriva’s Santa Special: Fishguard blanked out

This Christmas, Arriva has nothing special for Fishguard. Absolutely nothing. Here’s their poster displaying LAST TRAINS on CHRISTMAS EVE and NEW YEARS EVE CARDIFF CENTRAL to WEST WALES Christmas Posters 2012 Cdf – West Wales-2 Fishguard doesn’t get a mention. … Continue reading

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Lost again: a Fishguard train

The TimeTABLE Lords have struck again! Another precious Fishguard train has gone missing from the timetable. Arriva’s winter timetable, starting this month and running to May 2012, has lost a through train from Hereford, Cardiff and Swansea, apparently replacing it … Continue reading

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Goodwick Station: The final works

The track is now relaid close to the platform at Goodwick. Pembrokeshire County Council are working to complete and reopen the station in March 2012. So what’s left to be done, and what happens next? As the picture shows, the … Continue reading

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