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Unread 14-10-2018, 15:30   #281
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Transport for Wales Rail commenced today Sunday 14th October, 2018 (replacing Arriva Trains Wales).

SailRail section riddled with outdated info such as showing the pre-May 2017 Rosslare-Fishguard sailing schedule as being current, references to the HSS (withdrawn 2014) and mention of Stranraer port (closed nearly seven years ago).

Some of the content seems to have been transferred over from the ATW site.
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Unread 14-10-2018, 19:26   #282
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Transport for Wales Rail commenced today Sunday 14th October, 2018 (replacing Arriva Trains Wales).

SailRail section riddled with outdated info such as showing the pre-May 2017 Rosslare-Fishguard sailing schedule as being current, references to the HSS (withdrawn 2014) and mention of Stranraer port (closed nearly seven years ago).

Some of the content seems to have been transferred over from the ATW site.
Considering to the best of my knowledge there's no obligation on KeolisAmey (TfW Rail) to continue to offer these tickets, I'm delighted they're at least attempting to publicise them.

As someone who travels by Sail and Rail due to a fear of flight (and therefore has little alternative other than separate full price boat and train tickets, or the inconveniently timed EuroLines bus) I was very concerned that the tickets would be abolished or made next-to-impossible to obtain when the franchise changed.
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Unread 14-10-2018, 21:36   #283
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I understand your concern. It would be very imprudent for any operator to suggest withdrawing these tickets as while the revenue is low on an individual basis revenue quickly stacks up over days and weeks.

Certainly the loss would be quite noticeable. For instance it is not unusual for the onboard spend of passengers on the ferries to equal or surpass the revenue from their fare (i.e. meals/shopping/Plus lounge/ cabin et cetera...)

On an aside WHSmiths in Holyhead terminal shut some months ago and the replacement facility (same unit) #EatDrinkShop remains open till approximately 01.30 nightly - useful for passengers going both ways.
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