Photo:- Robert Davies:-"Of Time and The Railway"
THE SHREWSBURY - ABERYSTWYTH RAIL PASSENGERS' ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR WEBSITE
This page updated 6th August 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".
The past few months have been a busy time for SARPA. We have continued to push
for improvements to the service on the Cambrian in the short term and also for
significantly more carriages which can work on the Cambrian from 2023. Amongst
other things, it was a privilege to have the presence and contribution of Ioan Jenkins
from Transport for Wales,
as well as Claire Williams, the Partnership Officer,
meeting in Newtown Town Council's
On a sorrowful note, we lost a very active member, Peter King, in March this year. Peter attended and contributed to our meetings on a regular basis, in addition to his tireless campaigning on a number of subjects - he was one of the lynchpins of the campaign to reopen Carno station. I expressed our sympathies to his widow and we will miss his company and contributions.
With significant problems still affecting the service and decisions being made about the new trains, the situation on the Cambrian line continues to develop and SARPA will continue to communicate complaints, praise and suggestions as appropriate in order to ensure that communities along the line receive the service they deserve.
|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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the Association cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising therefrom.|
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Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association (SARPA)
c/o Newtown Station Travel The Railway Station Old Kerry Road Newtown, Powys, SY16 1BP Wales, United Kingdom
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