Posts Tagged ‘ Arriva Trains Wales ’

Is Club 55 worth it?

Jan 10th, 2018 | By

This is the time of the year when railway companies introduce their promotions like Club 55 to encourage us to fill those empty seats on trains.

Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By

Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.

The autumn Club 55 promotions

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By
poster for Arriva Trains WalesClub 55

Both Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine have returned with their Club 55 promotion for this autumn.

New train services

May 16th, 2016 | By

For many of us, yesterday was the beginning of the new May rail timetable. Usually they contain little that is news.

How I learnt to hate trains

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By

I have just had two days of hell and all due to the weather , imbeciles, trains and those that organise our travelling life.

Avoiding train increases – if you are over 55

Jan 5th, 2015 | By
discount rail travel

Club 55 is back for Arriva Trains Wales and Scot Rail.

Club 55 time again

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
trains in the pennines

Just as night follows day, travellers can be assured that come the autumn, the Club 55 offers re-appear and this autumn is no exception.

I loathe the Aberystwyth railway line

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By

Now in summer, its light and I can see the hills, the valleys, the views across the fields and the estuary and it’s horrible.

Club 55 and the 10th anniversary

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that the Club 55 promotion has started. It has also announced that – to celebrate its 10th anniversary – it is offering a £5 single fare to anywhere on its network to its season ticket holders.

The success of Club55

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

There really can’t have been quite such a successful rail promotion. Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been sold. And it’s back. Regular readers will know all about it by now so I will give just the briefest of reminders.

Club 55 returns for the autumn

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

Both ScotRail and Arriva Trains Wales have announced the return of the popular Club 55 promotion. ScotRail’s began on the 3rd of September and will run until the end of November and Arriva’s began on the 2nd of September and continues until December 9th.

Club 55 returns to Arriva Trains Wales

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

The very successful Club 55 has been launched very quickly in the new year by Arriva Trains Wales. So what’s the deal this year?

Club 55 Returns

Sep 17th, 2011 | By

Now the kids are back at school and there is less travel on our planes and railways, the sales and promotions start. CD-Traveller has already mentioned the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic sales. Also back is an old favourite; Club 55 from ScotRail and Arriva Trains Wales.

Club 55 Deals Return

Jan 17th, 2011 | By

Just over a week ago, Arriva Trains Wales reintroduced their Club 55 deal. From today (17th January) another railway company has re-introduced the Club 55 deals for 6 weeks. This time it is just ScotRail not the whole of the First Group. The offer is open up to and including 31st March. Arriva’s is open until 9th April

The World of the Train

Sep 24th, 2010 | By

It’s a funny old world! Yes an old cliché to start an article but the last week has seen the best and the worst of the rail industry.
On the positive side, positive to over 55 year olds at least, we have seen the launch of another promotion by the First Group of their popular discounts. For £15, you can have return 2nd class (alright, standard class travel for purists) in any one zone. Seeing that one of the zones runs from Manchester to Penzance, this can be terrific value for money. Even better is that you don’t have to book up in advance. You can just turn up on the day and buy the ticket. The website is The offer runs until November 30th whereas a similar deal from Arriva Trains Wales runs until 11th December. Their website is