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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely trip to Swansea from Cynorgey. Single carriage train on single track. stunning views . Seats comfy no refreshments but has a WC . Several stops are request only. Only about 5 trains a day Monday to Friday less at weekend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnwhiteley2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another good day with my wife. We were able to use our bus pass so the jou was free. SHREWSBURY is a great town to visit, plenty of shops and places to eat. HIGHLY recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pullup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quiet, somewhat old-fashioned service that runs through pretty Shropshire countryside and quite dramatic Welsh hills. The train is quite basic, often a single or double carriage, with a friendly guard. Stops are frequent (some are request only) and there is a relaxed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnwoolmer79
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Early start but always on time going to Shrewsbury from Llandeilo and coming back but well worth it - the train was spotless, conductors happy and the time was well spent. Having got a newspaper to read and then the views to look at it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gumfrest0n
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great train trip to Swansea from Knighton. 3 hours. No refreshments on board. Single carriage. Great scenery. Loved it. Going to go again.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Janiefeelgood59
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Supposed to be one of Britain's scenic lines and yes it's pretty and pleasant but not to die for compared to e.g. Settle & Carlisle, Mallaig line etc.. Even so by cost per hour it's great value entertainment. From Shrewsbury in the afternoon the single...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank James B
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Stunning cenery who would want to go abroad when we have this on our doorstep. Beautiful wonderful wales.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I had booked a steam trip on this line but the operator (Who is the subject of another review) proved to be very amateur and the trip had to be cancelled. A driver, who works for Arriva Train Wales, told me about the Heart of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Martin_Evans_65
Reviewed 23 March 2018

every seat taken and almost as many again standing. Spent almost 2 hours standing completely squashed between others before enough got off at Llandrindod Wells for some of us that had been standing to actually get a seat. Repeat situation the following day on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank feborchid
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Very rarely I catch the train to work at 7.22 in the week but thought it would be easier, less stressful than driving and good exercise walking to and from the train station to Cardiff Bay. Yes....this suited me fine but it was a poor...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank julie s
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Susan B
6 September 2018|
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Response from taf100 |
Hi if you have a Welsh Bus Pass you can go to the ticket office in Swansea. Only between 1St October-end of March.