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Heart of Wales Line

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A bit of an ordeal getting to Shrewsbury

We left Llsnelli an hour late because we had had to wait for a conductor. Then this conductor could... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Neath, United Kingdom
The best club in town

Firstly a few tips: start from either Swansea or Shrewsbury: get to the station early to be at the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Andrew H
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 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 26 March 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

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Reviewed 24 March 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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Reviewed 11 June 2016

My colleague and I caught the 8.09 from Birmingham International (£12.00 Senior Railcard Return) to Shrewsbury and then catch the 10.09 to Swansea (£17.55 Senior railcard Return) of The Heart Of Wales (121 miles) and arrive at 14.25 and return on the 14.35 arriving back...More

4  Thank busterSolihull
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Bank holiday weekend in Shrewsbury so travelled up on Heart of Wales line . Journey was enjoyable experience but a long one. Lovely scenery not so comfortable seats but a seat at that. Refreshment trolley on way up and back. Would travel via rail again...More

1  Thank 395donnaj
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

the jouney was long and the carrige (1) was full no one to say where w were or to give us infomation . on the way back no trolley service no where to move about the four hours each way was very tiring and boring

1  Thank maiseruth
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

When I'm back in the UK I try and make the time to take this train from Llandrindod to either Swansea or Shrewsbury. Why? It's simply a delightful way to see some fantastic scenery (not to mention that the roads are an abomination...you'll end up...More

8  Thank Brian J
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

To quote Benedict Le Vay, this is like catching the local train in India rather than the air conditioned express. After speeding across the Tawe Estuary, the train then winds its way through the mountains via the river Towy, the Sugar Loaf, and Knucklas Viaduct...More

4  Thank GeorgeUK90
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Utter disaster might be the best phrase to sum this trip up, trying to plan ahead me and my girlfriend booked on line and selected to pick tickets up which meant a trip to Abersystwyth from Lampeter as this station has a ticket machine. Alas...More

4  Thank jason s
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Four senior citizens looking forward to an enjoyable train journey to Shrewsbury. I drove from Lampeter at 8.30am to pick up friends and then on to Llandeilo station to catch the 10.15 train to Shrewsbury. When we arrived other people were already there waiting for...More

4  Thank honey2buzz
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Joe B
12 June 2017|
Response from shadley80s |
No - you need to ensure the ticket says "via Llandovery" The "standard" ticket will assume you go via Newport and the Welsh Marshes line.