March 2015 issue of newsletter

MID WALES RAIL NEWS

ISSUE NO 5   FEBRUARY 2015

The Liason Group

There is a group of interested parties who meet three times a year to monitor and help improved and maintain a great service on the Mid Wales Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Railway Line.

The group comprises Arriva Trains Wales, Network Rail, Rail Partnership, TraCC, MP and AM’s County Councils, Community and Town Councils, Aberystwyth University and others such as the rail passenger association.

Improved Rail Services

The improved rail service giving an hourly service in mornings

and late afternoon/evenings are due to commence on 18th May.

Station improvements on the line

The Committee has received the following information regarding

station improvements planned for the main line:

Shrewsbury – improvement works almost completed with

a major refurbishment due in 2020.

Welshpool – extended parking facilities are planned.

Machynlleth – new lifts are due to be installed by the end of 2015.

Aberystwyth – improvement works are nearing completion.

Franchise for 2018 in Wales

The Committee has published a draft presentation to be sent to the

Welsh Government regarding the Franchise due to start in 2018.

A copy of this presentation draft can be seen here: RAILFRANCHISEFINALDRAFTFEB2015

If you wish to make comments on the document they must be received

no later than 28th February 2015.

Contact details

To contact the Shrewsbury Aberystwyth Rail Liaison Committee please

call 01938 553142 or email wtcouncil@btinternet.com