The GWR May 2023 timetable now includes 65 extra trains per week for Llanelli, Pembrey and Burry Port & Carmarthen. Fulfilling a long held promise to stakeholders for more direct services between London Paddington and West Wales. These will be our Intercity Express Trains, providing direct connectivity to Carmarthenshire & West Wales from Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol Parkway & London starting from the May timetable change (Monday 22 May).
The aim is to grow the number of people travelling to West Wales by rail both on GWR services and connecting TfW services. GWR marketing teams are working up the final detail of a launch campaign and the availability of value Advance fares. These trains are an new addition and May will also see the return of our Summer Saturday trains to Pembroke Dock, connecting Tenby & South Pembrokeshire directly to London again for the first time since 2019.