In conjunction with the Winterval festival and events in Waterford city there are three extra trains operating on Fridays and Saturdays starting today and running up until and including the Saturday before Christmas.
The train times are:
12.10 Waterford to Clonmel
13.05 Clonmel to Waterford
20.40 Waterford to Clonmel
All three services will serve Carrick-on-Suir and are in addition to the existing two trains each way.
Good to see these extra targeted services which offer an attractive alternative to what can be the drudgery of a car or bus journey along the N24.
While the primary purpose of the trains are to bring people to and from Waterford it's a pity the actual timings couldn't have been adjusted slightly to facilitate connections to and from Kilkenny/Dublin e.g. trains arrive into Waterford from the Dublin line at 12.20 and 20.48. Why not 12.25 and 20.55 Waterford - Clonmel?
Waterford Winterval Competition & Extra Services
Take the family on an unforgettable day out by rail
Waterford Winterval takes place at Waterford Quays from Friday 21st November to Tuesday 23rd December and features 32 different attractions, many of which are free.
Visit Santa, ice skate, take a trip on the vintage ferris wheel, helter skelter or carousel. Have your picture taken in the Snow Globe, ride on the Winterval Express Train or visit the new Exploration Dome, there's so much fun for all the family to enjoy.
The train is the perfect way to travel as Winterval is located just a short walk from Waterford train station. Getting to/ from Waterford is easy, with up to 8 services each way between Dublin and Waterford, web fares from €13.99 each way, additional Clonmel - Waterford services and a fabulous prize on offer, you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere and get into the festive spirit.
Clonmel - Waterford Additional Services
The following additional service will operate every Friday and Saturday throughout the festival;
• 13:05 Clonmel - Waterford (calling @ Carrick-on-Suir)
• 20:40 Waterford - Clonmel (calling @ Carrick-on-Suir)
• For full details on regular and additional services please use the journey planner above.
• Family fares see below
Thanks to our friends in Winterval we have a fantastic prize to offer 1 lucky winner. The prize consists of the following;
• 1 nights B&B for a family of four at Dooley's Hotel on Waterford Quay
• A golden ticket entitling your family access to all paid events at Winterval
• Family train ticket
• Competition closes at 12:00hrs Monday 8th December 2014.
This promises to be a fantastic occasion for all the family to enjoy so why don't you take them on a day out by rail to Waterford and avail of our fantastic family day return fares;
Family Day Return Fares to/from Waterford**
Carrick-on-Suir or Thomastown €19.00
Tipperary, Carlow or Muine Bheag €39.50
**All family tickets are valid for a return journey for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children between 5 and 15yrs old. Children under 5yrs travel free on Intercity services. These tickets can be purchased at the station on the day of travel.
For more information on all the festival has to offer go to http://www.winterval.ie/