Arriva Trains Wales Tickets

Arriva Trains Wales was a train company that operated the Wales & Borders line and travelled between major stations, including Cardiff Central, Swansea and Manchester Piccadilly.

Its franchise expired in October 2018, and trains are now operated by Transport for Wales but there have been no changes to their services.

Arriva Trains Wales Network Map

The Wales & Borders line previously operated by Arriva Trains Wales runs across Wales and the West of England. It links larger cities like Manchester, Cardiff and Chester with smaller towns such as Prestatyn and Llanfairpwll.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who bought Arriva Trains?

Arriva Trains was taken over by Deutsche Barn in August 2010, Following this, Arriva Trains took on Chiltern Railways as well as a 50% share in the London Overground services.

What happened to Arriva Trains Wales?

Arriva Trains Wales franchise of the Wales & Borders line ended in October 2018, after this Transport For Wales took over the running of these services.

Can I bring a bike on an Arriva Train Wales service?

You can take a bike on to the Arriva Trains Wales services now operated by Transport For Wales, you may need to book your space as they are limited. Not all routes offer bike spaces, such as the valleys and Cardiff local routes.

What are Arriva Trains Wales peak hours?

The peak hours for Arriva Trains Wales services, now operated by Transport For Wales run from the first train in the morning until 09:30 and then from 16:00 until 18:30.

Is there WiFi onboard Arriva Trains Wales services?

Most of the trains Transport For Wales operate in place of Arrive Trains Wales offer free WifI. The WiFi is dependent on mobile network availability, allowing access to websites, apps and EMails.