Users' questions

What train stations are there in Wales?

What train stations are there in Wales?


Station English/Welsh Year opened Served by
Cardiff Central Caerdydd Canolog 1850 CrossCountry Great Western Railway Transport for Wales
Cardiff Queen Street Caerdydd Heol y Frenhines 1840 Transport for Wales
Carmarthen Caerfyrddin 1902 Great Western Railway Transport for Wales
Cathays 1983 Transport for Wales

How many train stations are in Wales?

Since 2013-14 the number of stations in Wales increased by 3 to 222 and in the UK it increased by 28 to 2,563. The Valley Lines is a network of suburban rail lines connecting the major communities in South East Wales with Cardiff via Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Cathays Stations.

How many stations does Transport for Wales have?

Transport for Wales Rail Limited

Main region(s) Wales
Other region(s) North West England West Midlands Gloucestershire
Stations operated 248
Parent company Welsh Government (Transport for Wales)

What trains do transport for Wales use?

Rolling Stock

  • Class 143 Pacer.
  • Class 150, 158 and 175 DMUs.
  • Class 153 Super Sprinters.
  • Class 170 Turbostars.
  • Class 769 Flex.
  • Fleet at end of franchise.
  • Train maintenance depots.

How many days should I spend in Wales?

For your enjoyment, we recommend at least five days is required to attempt to tour the whole of Wales. If you have fewer days available, please consider a multi-day tour in North Wales.

What is the name of the longest Welsh train station?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the station name in full which was invented in the 1860s to give it the longest name of any railway station in Britain! The station is off the road through the village next to James Pringle Weavers World of Shopping; the postcode is LL61 5UJ.

Are the trains free in Wales?

If you’re lucky enough to be no older than 15 years of age then you can travel for free during off-peak times with Transport for Wales. All fares and products are subject to the National Rail Conditions of Travel and other specific terms and conditions.

Who runs transport for Wales?

Transport for Wales (Welsh: Trafnidiaeth Cymru), or TfW (Welsh: TrC), is a not-for-profit company owned by the Welsh Government and managed at arms length by its appointed board.

Where are all the train stations in Wales?

The map shows all mainline rail routes serving Wales. Due to space constraints, not all stations are shown on the Valley Lines routes around Cardiff, Newport and Bridgend. Only principal TrawsCymru routes are shown.

Where is the Welsh Highland Railway in Wales?

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway formed in 1961 and runs for half a mile to Pen-y-Mount Junction, where it connects with the Welsh Highland Railway main line. Its an hour there and back and this includes a free guided tour around the Museum. The Corris Railway was built in 1859 and is the first narrow-gauge railway in Mid-Wales.

Where can I buy train tickets for Wales?

At Trainline, we connect directly to Transport for Wales, GWR, CrossCountry, LNER and Avanti West Coast ’s inventory, so your train ticket will always be valid for travel if you book online with us. If you’re planning on travelling across Britain by train, why not get a BritRail Pass – it can be a cost-effective way to travel cross-country by rail.

Which is the best train from England to Wales?

One of the most popular routes from England to Wales is from Liverpool to Cardiff, which takes around 3h 30m. As there are no direct trains connecting these cities, you’ll need to first take a West Midlands Railway service from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe and then change onto a Transport for Wales train bound for Cardiff.