Photo:- Robert Davies:-"Of Time and The Railway"
THE SHREWSBURY - ABERYSTWYTH RAIL PASSENGERS' ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR WEBSITE
This page updated 22nd December 2019
SARPA is the local rail users group for the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth
running from the English border through Montgomeryshire to the coast of
Ceredigion and ending up in the increasingly important University (and
) town of
Aberystwyth. We exist to preserve and promote the line so that there is a
transport system for future generations. SARPA is one of the more active
user groups in Wales and https://tfw.gov.wales/We are continually campaigning on
various issues from train times and frequency to station maintenance and
welcome any comments anybody has about the rail service in Mid Wales.|
The Wales and Borders Franchise changed hands in October 2018 and the bid has been won by KeolisAmey. We look forward to working with the new operator, who run under the brand name "Transport for Wales".
SARPA has been more busy than ever over the past few months. In circumstances
where carriage shortages, problems with the service and the use of rail replacement
buses continue to be widespread, our ability to discuss, complain and give feedback
has been very important. We have also kept an eagle eye on the design and numbers
of the new trains. This month, I have already sent 6 emails so far asking questions of
and giving feedback to Transport for Wales.|
More hearteningly, the full hourly service between Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury is about to begin – but only on Sundays for the time being. We welcome this improvement and I yearn to see an hourly service on the Cambrian every day, but it's likely that we will have to wait for 2022 to see that!
|You can see what we said about the railway industry in the past by clicking on this link to our archive page. We have archived all the newsletters back to November 2001.|
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