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Cap on rail fares announced for passengers in Wales

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The Welsh Government has announced that regulated rail fares in Wales will not rise above the rate of inflation until at least October 2018.

This means that from January 2017 the maximum increase that Arriva Trains Wales can apply to regulated rail fares will be 1.9% - 0% above the Retail Price Index rate of inflation.

For 2017, we have again determined that capping fares at 0% above the rate of inflation is preferable – providing continuity to existing rail users and ensuring that travelling by train remain sattractive and affordable. Rail fare increases from January 2018 until the end of the current franchise in October 2018 will also be capped at the rate of inflation and not a penny more.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary

Animals force suspension of services

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Arriva Trains Wales services between Cardiff Central and Newport have been suspended because of animals on the line.

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Delays on trains after incident in Carmarthenshire

There are delays of up to one hour on Arriva Trains Wales services between Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly, between Carmarthen and Llandovery and between Pembroke Dock and Swansea.

There's replacement bus service running on Great Western Railway between Carmarthen and Swansea.

Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Carmarthen and Llanelli.

National Rail says the disruption to services is expected until 8.30am

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