Through ticketing to Ireland returns

National Rail Enquiries web page

ticket to Ireland

Following the restoration of boat-train links at Rosslare, through ticketing has also now been restored. Joined-up thinking!

Here for example is the National Rail Enquiries page for a Cardiff to Wicklow journey this week. A choice of through fares, and a choice of routes too, as one of these services goes via Holyhead. Bristol to Wexford? London to Enniscorthy? Try it yourself.

It’s all sensible, and it’s all welcome. Now we hope that people will use the new rail-sail-rail links through Fishguard to the whole of southern Ireland. The new connecting times at Rosslare have only been granted for a few months – whether to save face in Dublin or because it’s a genuine trial we don’t know – so let’s see the service used and retained.

[and thanks to Irishman for the tip]

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2 Responses to Through ticketing to Ireland returns

  1. Rhydgaled

    More good news on the rail-sail front then. Hope they make the connection permanant, then there’d only be two weak links (the final missing connection on the Irish side and the woefully inappropriate class 150 on this side).

  2. keith treharne

    I travelled from Bridgend to Pencoed, a five minute journey, on a class 150 recently, what a racket
    It was a hot day, the windows were open and we got all the engine and track noise, I would hate to travel for any length of time on a 150. Come on Arriva Wales Trains, surely a journey of this length justifies a class 158.

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