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« on: August 25, 2020, 03:41:11 am »

From Global Railway Review

Transport for Wales welcomes launch of South West Wales Connected

South West Wales Connected, a new Community Rail Partnership, will work to connect local communities with their railway and get the most benefit from train travel.

Transport for Wales (TfW) has welcomed the launch of the new Community Rail Partnership for the South West Wales region, which is designed to help communities get the most benefit from their rail services.

The new Community Rail Partnership, South West Wales Connected (SWW Connected), will engage with communities across Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to maximise the role the railway can play in fulfilling the goals of the Welsh government’s Well-Being of Future Generations Act.

SWW Connected has been established by Transport for Wales and is hosted by 4theRegion, a membership alliance working to bring about positive change across the region. It is based in a dedicated community facility at Swansea railway station in a previously empty area that has been redeveloped as part of Transport for Wales’ Station Improvement Vision.

Good - Wales has been a bit thin on Community Rail.  I hope the complications of the Welsh Government as well as the DfT being involved (as surely they must be) won't be too much of a weight for the new CRP to carry.    As I read it, lines / services covered:
Swansea via Carmarthen to Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Fishguard Harbour
Swansea towards Cardiff as far as Port Talbot (local "Swanline" trains)
Swansea towards Llandrindod and Shrewsbury as far as Cynghordy (Heart of Wales line)

Read all about it on their new web site at

(I suspect that Heart of Wales trains continue to call at Llanelli - mapping error not reversal at the junction!)
(I also suspect they'll include support / promotion for trains on the Swansea District Line and Carmarethen and Swansea avoiders - though not shown on map)

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