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Wales or Cymru is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate. The capital and largest city is Cardiff.
The Welsh Government manages those parts of the British railway network within Wales, through the Transport for Wales Rail train operating company. The Cardiff region has its own urban rail network. Beeching cuts in the 1960s mean that most of the remaining network is geared toward east-west travel connecting with the Irish Sea ports for ferries to Ireland. Services between north and south Wales operate through the English cities of Chester and Hereford and towns of Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Knighton along the Welsh Marches Line. These are all great for a day out in Wales. Trains in Wales are mainly diesel-powered but the South Wales Main Line branch of the Great Western Main Line used by services from London Paddington to Cardiff is undergoing electrification, although the programme has experienced delays.
Transport for Wales Rail Limited, branded as Transport for Wales and TfW Rail (Welsh: Trafnidiaeth Cymru and TrC Trenau), is a Welsh publicly-owned train operating company, a subsidiary of Transport for Wales (TfW), a Welsh Government-owned company. It commenced operations of the day to day services of the Wales & Borders franchise on 7 February 2021, as an operator of last resort, succeeding KeolisAmey Wales. Transport for Wales Rail manages 248 National Rail stations, including all 222 in Wales, and operates all mainline services wholly within Wales, and services from Wales, Chester, and Shrewsbury to Liverpool, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Crewe, Birmingham, Bidston and Cheltenham.
Transport for Wales Routes
Transport for Wales Rail operate on the following Welsh routes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a temporary reduced timetable is in place so service patterns are not shown. Welsh rail services may run on more than one route, and may skip stops.
Transport for Wales Non-Valley Routes
North Wales to South Wales
Transport for Wales South Wales Valleys
Cardiff Airport is the international airport of Wales. Providing links to European, African and North American destinations, it is about 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Cardiff city centre, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Intra-Wales flights run between Anglesey (Valley) and Cardiff, operated since 2017 by Eastern Airways. Other internal flights operate to northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Wales has four commercial ferry ports. Regular ferry services to Ireland operate from Holyhead, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard. The Swansea to Cork service was cancelled in 2006, reinstated in March 2010, and withdrawn again in 2012BritRail Rail Pass
If you want to travel extensively by train throughout Wales and Great Britain, then the BritRail pass can be the best value way to travel. These passes are not available to UK residents and you cannot buy them in the UK so it is best to organise this before leaving home (you can order online from us with your pass posted directly to you in Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States).
There are Seven Main Varieties of BritRail Pass Available:
The following BritRail Passes are available to everyone (except UK residents).
BritRail rail pass includes and allows travel throughout all of Great Britain including Wales.
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BritRail England Consecutive Pass allows unlimited train travel within England.
BritRail England FlexiPass allows unlimited train travel within England
BritRail London Plus Pass allows unlimited travel within London and across most trains in the South East, perfect for day trips from the capital.
BritRail South-West Consecutive Pass allows unlimited travel across Great Britain's southwest corner, from Cornwall to Oxford.
BritRail South-West FlexiPass allows unlimited travel across Great Britain's southwest corner, from Cornwall to Oxford.
BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass allows unlimited travel within Scotland,
BritRail Central Scotland Pass allows unlimited travel between Glasgow, Edinburgh and some nearby routes.
BritRail Scottish Highlands Pass allows unlimited travel in the Scottish Highlands including the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries.
Please allow sufficient time to receive your BritRail pass before your departure
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