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Useful links

You will find a selection of useful links on this page.

Department for Transport (DfT)

The Department for Transport is the UK government department responsible for the English transport network and a limited number of transport matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which are not devolved.

Website: www.dft.gov.uk (external link)

Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales is part of the Arriva Group, owned by Deutsche Bahn. Arriva Trains Wales is one of 27 rail companies operating in the UK, and is the franchisee for rail services in the Wales and Borders area. Its franchise agreement is managed by the Welsh Government.

Website: www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk (external link)

Network Rail

Network Rail owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure. They run, maintain and develop Britain’s tracks, signalling system, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 18 key stations.

Website: www.networkrail.co.uk (external link)

Passenger Focus

Passenger Focus is an independent public body set up by the UK Government to protect the interests of Britain's rail passengers.

Website: www.passengerfocus.org.uk (external link)

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains operate trains from London Euston to Holyhead via Crewe and Chester on the North Wales Main Line. Its franchise agreement is managed by the Department for Transport.

Website: www.virgintrains.co.uk (external link)

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway operates trains from London Paddington to Swansea and Carmarthen and operate services on the Portsmouth Habour to Cardiff route via Bristol Temple Meads. Its franchise agreement is managed by the Department for Transport.

Website: www.gwr.com (external link)

CrossCountry trains

CrossCountry trains operate trains from Cardiff Central to Nottingham calling at Chepstow, Lydney, Cheltenham Spa and Birmingham. Its franchise agreement is managed by the Department for Transport.

Website: www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk  (external link)