Inauspicious Start for new Welsh Train Service in England

On Sunday October 14 2018 the Marches Line through Herefordshire and Shropshire changed ownership. This important train service serves Herefordshire and Shropshire and is a key transport link for both these counties. From this date the train service became the...

From The Archives: Big Bang at Leominster

British railways remain one of the safest forms of land travel. But it was not always the case, especially in the early days of railway development. The Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway was opened in 1853. These early railways relied on a motley collection of...

Autumn Summer 2018

Keeping you informed about your rail and bus services, here is the Autumn 2018 Rail & Bus for Herefordshire newsletter. You can view online or click the link below to download a PDF copy that you can print. Newsletter-Autumn-2018-compressed Download a PDF...

Making Hereford a Great City

Making Hereford a Great City Presentation. Please view the presentation below or click the link to download the PDF. Presentation1-A Making Hereford a Great City PDF...

Marches Line Weekend Closures

Chris Clarke of the Marches Rail Users Alliance has supplied the following: There are four consecutive weekends 29/30 Sept, 6/7 Oct, 13/14 Oct and 20/21 Oct where bus will replace train for the complete Saturday and Sunday service. The first two weekends the bus...

Have your say!

The good citizens of Cheshire and North Shropshire are getting worked up about the fact that their stations in England will be branded ‘Transport for Wales’ and not ‘Transport for Wales & Borders’ as indicated in the Agency Agreement between the Department for...

From the Archives

Tony Miller, archivist at the Welsh Railways Research Circle sent me a copy of the minutes of the Hereford Engine Drivers and Firemen’s United Society (the predecessor of ASLEF). The interesting bit is a record of the meeting with J Armstrong Esq, who was...

First do transform bus travel in Cornwall

Bus travel has changed greatly in Cornwall in recent months and the county, once thought of as the graveyard for buses as they saw out their last days, has been transformed by an influx of new vehicles, both single and double deck. In 2016 the Government announced...

Changes to Track Layout at Craven Arms

From Monday 8th October the track layout at Craven Arms will be changing. The main change is that services heading onto the Heart of Wales Line from Shrewsbury will depart from Platform 2 instead of Platform 1 as now. Anyone travelling from the Hereford direction...

The Welsh Government’s Brave New Railway

There is great buzz in Wales. The news is out. Welsh railways are to be transformed under the new deal with train operator and construction firm Keolis-Amey. What are the plans as announced? An additional 600 staff will be recruited to deliver the service in a range...

The Golden Age of Steam

Three weeks after the 50th anniversary of the official end of steam-driven locomotion on Britain’s railways, rail enthusiast and TV director David Parker’s talk ‘The Golden Age of Steam’ at Malvern Theatre must be a date for your diary, as it will include his film...