P-04-614 Support the Arriva Trains Wales First Class Service

It is believed that Arriva Trains Wales will soon announce their intention to cease the first class service which forms part of their flagship 'Premier Service' which runs each weekday between Holyhead and Cardiff.

This will likely be a response to the Welsh Government's decision to end their funding for this service in early 2015.

This petition urges the Welsh Government to reconsider their decision to withdraw funding for this valuable and well-loved service, or to at least encourage Arriva Trains Wales to continue the service as best they can via other means.


Additional Information

The Arriva Trains Wales 'Premier Service' (also known as Y Gerallt Gymro, or 'Gerald of Wales', and now affectionately known as Gerald) is one of the few fine dining experiences left on a scheduled rail service running on the British railway network.

The loss of this service would be a great shame, not only for passengers, but for the staff and train crew who have worked so hard to make this train the well regarded experience that it is.


Lead Petitioner: Gareth Peate


Considered for the first time by the Committee:


Number of Signatures: 54

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 06/01/2015




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