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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

Six weekends of disruption for rail passengers

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Passengers are being urged to check before they travel between Newport and Shrewsbury as Network Rail embarks on upgrade works over six consecutive weekends beginning on 11 June.

Network Rail says there will be significant work at Shrewsbury station and signalling upgrade work in and around Hereford station. The work finishes on Sunday, 17 July.

Bus replacement services will be running during work between Newport and Shrewsbury, with the exception of Saturday, 9 July when trains will be running between Newport and Hereford because of the World Speedway Championships at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

These essential improvement works will mean better, more reliable journeys for the record numbers of passengers using the railway.

We are urging people to check before they travel. Some journeys will take longer and a bus replacement service will be in operation during these upgrade works. We have scheduled these works during the weekends to minimise disruption to passengers.

– Paul McMahon, Network Rail

Mobile ticketing system to be rolled out across Wales

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Arriva Trains Wales says it's extending its mobile ticketing system across the country after a successful trial on the Cardiff and Valleys network.

It says customers can make savings using Mobile Multi-flex ticket - the first mobile ticketing system of its kind in the UK.

Tickets can be bought, through an app, to travel between any two places and can be stored on a smartphone for up to three months after the date of purchase.

...we are always trying to understand the needs of our passengers and with the majority of UK employees (77 per cent) working in organisations that provide some kind of flexible working, we had a strong desire to reward loyal users of our trains who do not travel on our services regularly enough to benefit from the savings provided by a normal season ticket.

– Lynne Milligan, Customer Services Director


Arriva Trains Wales triples number of services to Manchester Airport

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Arriva Trains Wales says, from today, it's tripling the number of services from North Wales to Manchester Airport.

It means there will be 57 services a week.

The company says Manchester Airport is already an extremely popular airport for Welsh travellers with more Welsh residents flying from Manchester than any other airport – including Heathrow.

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