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Heart of Wales Line
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Reviewed 5 days 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

1  Thank johnwoolmer79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Gumfrest0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

2  Thank Janiefeelgood59
Reviewed August 29, 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

1  Thank James B
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed April 18, 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

4  Thank Martin_Evans_65
Reviewed March 23, 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

1  Thank feborchid
Reviewed January 24, 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
Reviewed December 22, 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

3  Thank Robert J
Reviewed December 18, 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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Susan B
September 6, 2018|
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Hi if you have a Welsh Bus Pass you can go to the ticket office in Swansea. Only between 1St October-end of March.