The proposed takeover by Deutsche Bahn, the German national rail company, has much opportunity for improvement for travelers to/from mid-Wales. D.B. are the parent company of Wrexham and Shropshire, yes, the rail service with a 98% customer satisfaction rating. This brings a number of opportunities for those of us in Mid-Wales
- That some adjustment of the time table will allow you to get the shed (current Arriva rolling stock) from your nearest station in mid-Wales to Shrewsbury and then the Wrexham and Shropshire service with nice coaches and service to London without having to spend 90 minutes in Shrewsbury.
- They introduce the 1 price ticket, no matter where you buy it or when you travel. Once price from Shrewsbury, 40 pounds.
- Carrying more traffic may give weight to solve Wrexham and Shropshire's only big problem which is that it is given a very slow route through Birmingham. 3 hours from Shrewsbury is slow and if the train could get a better route, then I am sure that could be cut down to near 2 hours.
- Run a W & S style service from Aberystwyth!