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pretty but not stunning

Supposed to be one of Britain's scenic lines and yes it's pretty and pleasant but not to die for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James B
Exeter, United Kingdom
Travel this scenic route for free

I have travelled on this line numerous times, almost invariably between October 1st and March 31st... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Robert J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

3  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

1  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
Reviewed April 2, 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
Reviewed March 25, 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

Thank hilarity1628
Reviewed March 23, 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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Susan B
September 6, 2018|
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.
Laura K
July 25, 2018|
Response from taf100 |
Hi you can only travel free with a Welsh Bus Pass