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Heart of Wales Line

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Wonderful wales.

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

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Robert M
via mobile
Much more could be made of this line but the scenery is worth five stars.

I had booked a steam trip on this line but the operator (Who is the subject of another review... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Martin_Evans_65
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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Robert M
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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

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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

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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

1  Thank julie s
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

I have travelled on this line numerous times, almost invariably between October 1st and March 31st when Concessionary Bus Pass holders can ride on this train for free.Please note that it is not permissible to use the bus pass for journeys from Swansea to Llanelli....More

1  Thank Robert J
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and travelled on this line on Dec 9th. We were planning to stay in Shrewbury for two nights. We caught the train from Swansea at ten past nine. The train was on time. There was just one carriage which was quite cold and...More

1  Thank Jen J
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We left Llsnelli an hour late because we had had to wait for a conductor. Then this conductor could not travel further than Llanwrtyd Wells so we were transferred to coaches for the two hour drive by road. We arrived very stiff and tired and...More

Thank docrhid
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Firstly a few tips: start from either Swansea or Shrewsbury: get to the station early to be at the platform waiting to board: take a picnic: join in the fun! Why Arrive trains only put on one carriage for a journey that is invariably crowded...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stood for 3 hours today travelling from Llandeilo to Shrewsbury- jam packed full of people travelling for free while the paying passengers had to stand! Hot & dehydrated by the end as it was impossible for the refreshment cart to move. Won't be travelling on...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

My colleague and I caught the 8.09 from Birmingham International (£12.00 Senior Railcard Return) to Shrewsbury and then catch the 10.09 to Swansea (£17.55 Senior railcard Return) of The Heart Of Wales (121 miles) and arrive at 14.25 and return on the 14.35 arriving back...More

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Joe B
12 June 2017|
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No - you need to ensure the ticket says "via Llandovery" The "standard" ticket will assume you go via Newport and the Welsh Marshes line.
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