Special events on track to celebrate scenic railway line’s 150th birthday

A series of special events is being organised this year to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Heart of Wales Line, one of the most scenic railways in the country.

The railway stretches 120 miles from the Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury to the coastal city of Swansea on the South Wales coast.

Crossing two impressive viaducts, at Cynghordy and Knucklas, the line passes through the Welsh Marches and takes in historic castles, idyllic villages, Victorian spa...

Llanelli Railway Station gets new waiting rooms

LLANELLI Railway Station has benefited rom a national fund for improving railway stations and now has two brand new waiting rooms.

Bethan Jelfs the Customer Services Director for Arriva Trains Wales said: "It is wonderful to have these facilities. We are always encouraging and want more people to use the trains. This is part of the National Station's Improvements Programme. There is similar investment going on in Bridgend and Neath."

The waiting rooms were officially opened by Nia...

Llanelli Goods Shed featured in BBC’s Great British Railway Journeys

THE project to restore Llanelli’s historic Railway Goods Shed was featured on the popular BBC Two programme Great British Railway Journeys on Monday (January 8, 6.30pm).

Michael Portillo, the programme’s presenter, visited the Grade II listed building last summer to learn about the history of Llanelli’s railways and the plans to bring the Goods Shed back into use for the benefit of the community. The latest episode featured an interview with local historian and a performance by...

£7m for Bow Street Station

Plaid Cymru Mid and West AM Simon Thomas has welcomed the announcement of money for a new £7m train station in Bow Street, Ceredigion but has suggested that the Westminster Government should pay the full amount.

The UK Department for Transport will invest a total of £3.945m towards the project cost of £6.76m under the New Stations Fund.

Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Climate Change and Rural Affairs Simon...