Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

Improved Weekday Timetable Boost For Passengers

Months of behind-the-scenes work from rail company Wrexham & Shropshire is rewarded as passengers are now able to take advantage of an improved weekday timetable.

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Wrexham & Shropshire’s modified weekday timetable provides passengers with more convenient train times, allowing a full day out in the Capital but a sensible time back home.

The new timetable comes after negotiations with other train operators, work with Network Rail to improve line speeds and even fitting monitoring devices to embankments to assess the impact of different types of trains. All this comes together in the October timetable, designed to make journeys even easier for those travelling to and from London Marylebone.

Thomas Ableman, Wrexham & Shropshire’s Marketing Director, said: “We’ve listened to what our passengers have to say and have made a real effort to make changes to the timetable that will have a real impact. For those travelling back home after a day’s business in London, the new timetable now includes a rush-hour train that gets you home at a more reasonable hour. Similarly, the 07.23 from Marylebone will make our region much more accessible from London and prove a boom for both businesses and the tourist sector.”

While Wrexham & Shropshire is adding more trains at peak times, it retains its unique policy of being the only train company in Britain not to charge peak fares. As a result, the maximum standard class fare from Shrewsbury or Telford to London is just £40 return.

In line with Wrexham & Shropshire’s ethos of continuous improvement, work is already underway to look at possible timetable changes to benefit passengers from this December.  In the meantime, Wrexham & Shropshire remains committed to offering all passengers a high quality, customer focused service - from selling tickets on board to serving freshly prepared food.

For further information on Wrexham & Shropshire, including full timetables, details of great value fares and ideas for days out or weekends away, visit

Date Posted: 9th October 2009

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