Are Arriva Trains going on strike?

Arriva Cymru bus drivers are going on strike from this Sunday over a dispute with Arriva over “poverty wages”. The strike will last from Sunday, November 14, all the way through to Sunday, December 19 – a total of five weeks. There is an ongoing pay dispute that neither party has been able to come to an agreement on.

Who took over from Arriva Trains Wales?

Transport for Wales Rail is currently run by Keolis-Amey, who took over the franchise from Arriva in 2018, while Transport for Wales is a not-for-profit company owned by the Welsh Government.

Who runs trains in north Wales?

KeolisAmey Operations (Welsh: Gweithrediadau KeolisAmey), trading as Transport for Wales Rail Services (TfW Rail Services) was a Welsh train operating company owned by Keolis (60%) and Amey (40%) that operated the Wales & Borders franchise between October 2018 and February 2021….KeolisAmey Wales.


What trains run in Wales?

Train companies operating in Wales

  • Transport for Wales.
  • Avanti West Coast.
  • CrossCountry Trains.
  • Great Western Railway.

Are Arriva buses on strike in Wales?

Last week, around 400 of Arriva’s North Wales drivers began the first of weeks of planned strike action over a pay increase dispute. The strike was suspended on Thursday after Unite the Union and Arriva came to an agreement on a pay offer. The bus drivers will now ballot on the offer between now and December 6.

Are Arriva buses on strike in north Wales?

Arriva drivers in North Wales have accepted a pay offer in a move that now removes the strike threat. Drivers from six depots voted for industrial action last month and 400 walked out in November to start a five week strike that paralysed Arriva services in North Wales and Chester.

What is happening with Transport for Wales?

On Sundays, more services will run across Wales by Dec 2019. We’re creating more than 600 new jobs, including 200 new on-train customer service staff, and add 30 apprenticeships per year. We’re investing £194m in station improvements and building at least five new stations.

Is Arriva Transport for Wales?

Book travel across Europe Arriva Trains Wales services are now run by Transport for Wales.

Who is responsible for transport in Wales?

Welsh Government
Transport for Wales

Trafnidiaeth Cymru
Purpose Transport authority
Headquarters 3 Llys Cadwyn Pontypridd CF37 4TH
Region served Wales and the England–Wales border
Owner Welsh Government

Is Transport for Wales a private company?

Transport for Wales (TfW) was established in 2015 as a wholly Welsh Government-owned company. In 2018, private company KeolisAmey was awarded the Wales and Borders franchise to operate and maintain TfW’s Rail Services for the next 15 years.

Can I travel by train from England to Wales?

No, there is no direct train from England station to Wales. However, there are services departing from Charing Cross station and arriving at Cardiff Central via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 29m.

What is the name of the longest Welsh train station?

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the station name in full which was invented in the 1860s to give it the longest name of any railway station in Britain! The station is off the road through the village next to James Pringle Weavers World of Shopping; the postcode is LL61 5UJ.