Arriva Trains Wales

former train operating company

Arriva Trains Wales (Welsh: Trenau Arriva Cymru) was a train operating company, owned by Arriva, that operated passenger services in Wales and the Welsh Marches. Its busiest stations were Cardiff Central, Cardiff Queen Street and Newport. Other stations on their main line included: Shrewsbury, Crewe, Chester and Wrexham General.

Arriva Trains Wales
Arriva Trains Wales logo.svg
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Franchise(s)Wales & Borders
8 December 2003 –
13 October 2018
Main region(s)Wales
Other region(s)North West
West Midlands
South West
Fleet size125 units
3 locomotive hauled sets
Stations operated247[1]
Route km operated1623.8
National Rail abbreviationAW
Parent companyArriva UK Trains


The company operates the Wales and Border railway franchise from the company of the same name in December 2003. They have made direct services between North and South Wales, and the reintroduction of passenger services on freight-only portions of the Vale of Glamorgan Line and Ebbw Vale Line.

It operates on a gauge of 1435 mm, over a route length: 1691 km, with 253 DMU cars and 22 passenger coaches.

Arriva Trains Wales operates almost all services in Wales, with the exception of:


  1. "Our Company". Arriva Trains Wales. Retrieved 28 April 2017.

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Preceded by
Wales & Borders
Wales & Borders franchise
Operator of Wales & Borders franchise
2003 - 2018
Succeeded by