Transport for Wales to add an additional 186 Sunday services
Transport for Wales plans to add an additional 186 Sunday services by December.
TfW announced the 40% increase to services across the network, including a Sunday connection to Maesteg for the first time, as well as a plan to double the services between Cardiff Central and Swansea.
The train operating company says the increased number of Sunday services “will provide an economic boost throughout the country”, adding that it’s new Sunday services between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog are “expected to help boost the tourism industry in Wales”.
Minister for Economy and Transport, Ken Skates, has said: “Transport is fundamental to the success of our economy in Wales and this dramatic increase in the number of Sunday Services will increase connectivity between our cities, towns and villages”.
James Price, Chief Executive for Transport for Wales, says the increase in the number of Sunday services “is an important commitment” made during their launch over a year ago, adding that Transport for Wales hopes that passengers will see the change as “an important step in building a transport network that the people of Wales can be truly proud of”.
Key Changes included:
- An increase from 100 to 130 services between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay, running up until 22:00
- Number of services between Cardiff Central and Swansea to double
- Seven extra services between Rhymney and Cardiff
- Increasing the number of services to Caerphilly to 45 (currently 16 services run on a Sunday)
- An hourly service between Cardiff and Treherbert (Increase from 15 to 28 services)
- An increased Barry Island Sunday services (similar to summer timetable)
- Increase from 16 to 21 services between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury
- Maesteg Sunday service