Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Aberystwyth - London link not to be reinstated

Nearly twenty years ago, the last direct Aberystwyth-London train service was axed. Since then, traffic has been returning to rail, yet Arriva's application to restore mid-Wales' connection to the capital has been turned down by the rail regulator.

One of the objectors was the Wrexham and Shropshire concern, on the grounds that Arriva's venture, calling at some of the same stations on the way to London Marylebone, would put the W and S out of business. However, it seems to me that most of the Arriva traffic would be new.

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