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A Premier train operated by Transport For Wales

TFW Premier (UK)

TFW (Transport For Wales) Rail uses these trains for some services on its routes between Cardiff and both Holyhead and Manchester.


At a Glance

Travel Comforts

Power Socket

Accessing the train

Wheelchair Spaces
Bikes Allowed
Time of Day


Travel Passes

On Board


At Seat Catering

According to the time of day of travel, passengers will be able to choose from a menu of catering options, which will then be served at their seats.


A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

First Class tickets include a complimentary hot or cold drink and refreshments, but what sets these trains apart is the option to also order a full meal service.
The meal options aren't included in the ticket price and are available to all first class ticket holders - though prices are comparable with restaurants.

Standard (second) Class


A complimentary WiFi portal is available throughout this train.

Trolley Service:

A catering trolley with hot and cold drinks and snacks should be taken through the train at some point during its journey.

These trains can be referred to by TFW as 'its Mk 4 trains', as it made the sensible decision to acquire some of the comparatively Mark 4 coaches that until recently were used on the London <> Edinburgh route.
They are now used to provide some of the services on the Manchester - Crewe - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Newport - Cardiff route, the departures which have a 1 symbol on the timetable.

They are also used for some of the services on the Cardiff <> Holyhead route - the train which typically departs Cardiff at 17:14; and the train which typically departs Holyhead at 05:30.


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