‘Wales on Rails’ is a new tourism project aiming to encourage clients to travel around Wales using sustainable transport, including use of the national rail network, bus services and heritage railways.
The initiative has been jointly funded by Transport for Wales’s Community Rail Partnerships and Visit Wales. Its aim is to promote the use of public transport to key tourist attractions along some of the most scenic rail networks in the world.
The Wales on Rails website provides clients with route cards to download for attractions, rail routes and bus routes. Themed attractions include adventure, food, heritage, gardens and outdoors. There is also a selection of itineraries ranging from one to seven days.
Selecting a rail route or bus route will provide informative facts including the many attractions accessible from the station. The website also includes useful maps to view routes on the various networks.
James Price, Chief Executive Officer, Transport for Wales
Wales on Rails’ brings together our Wales and Borders rail network, 12 heritage and steam railways, and our bus routes, offering people the chance to use this sustainable transport network to travel around the country to a range of tourist attractions. It’s not only a safe and sustainable way to travel around Wales but the journeys themselves are a major part of the attraction, as some of our rail routes are the most scenic in the world.”