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Travel By Train 


The rail network and infrastructure serving the county is owned and managed by Network Rail.  It consists of the West Wales Lines, which run from Swansea via Carmarthenshire to Fishguard, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock and the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Swansea to Shrewsbury via Carmarthenshire.  

Train services on the West Wales and Heart of Wales Lines are currently provided by Arriva Trains Wales Ltd. Train services operating from Swansea to Carmarthen and Fishguard are provided, in the main, by Arriva Trains Wales Ltd with additional services provided by First Great Western.

The West Wales Lines

The West Wales Lines offer good quality, long distance train services linking West Wales with major towns and cities in the UK.  They offer excellent commuting opportunities as well as providing frequent journeys to various tourist attractions and places of interest in the locality.

The Heart of Wales Line

The Heart of Wales Line is one of Britain’s favourite rural railways.  For 120 miles from Shrewsbury to Swansea, the Line takes you through some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside of the Principality.  Used by locals and tourists alike, the winding route includes three summits, two major viaducts, and seven tunnels.  The area is renowned for its wonderful walks, bird watching, fishing, and old fashioned Welsh hospitality.

For further information on rail travel click on the 'How to get train information' link in the menu, left.

Page last updated on 27/5/2011