South West Wales Connected Blog

Get rambling and scrambling on our network this half term!

Get rambling and scrambling on our network this half term!

A new set of self-guided walks for children is helping families enjoy fun outdoor adventures on the South West Wales rail network.
A day in the life of a duty manager

A day in the life of a duty manager

Ever wondered what it’s like to work on the railway? We caught up with Jason Holloway, a duty manager at Swansea Station, to discover what his job entails.
A day out in Llanelli by train

A day out in Llanelli by train

A historic market town set beside the blue sweep of the Loughor estuary, Llanelli has plenty to offer day ...
5 historical attractions to visit on our rail network

5 historical attractions to visit on our rail network

South-West Wales is steeped in history. From the romantic ruins of Lamphey Bishop’s Palace to the beautifully ...
How station adopters have transformed Pembrey & Burry Port Station

How station adopters have transformed Pembrey & Burry Port Station

If you visit Pembrey and Burry Port station you’ll be greeted by a wonderful garden on the station platform. It’s ...
What’s it like being a conductor on our rail network?

What’s it like being a conductor on our rail network?

No two days are alike for train conductor Michael Gannon. Working varied shifts, his job takes him rich across ...
How you can help create a travel network for bees

How you can help create a travel network for bees

Just as our road and rail networks enable us to move easily across the region, insects need their own “highways” ...
Swansea Bay and West Wales Metro: what you need to know

Swansea Bay and West Wales Metro: what you need to know

Imagine a future in which the South West Wales rail network is integrated with bus routes, ticketing and ...
Changemaker Fund grants will support community initiatives in South West Wales

Changemaker Fund grants will support community initiatives in South West Wales

People in South West Wales with great ideas to improve their local communities are being urged to apply for grants from the 2022 Community Changemakers Fund.
New Community Rail Officer appointed for the South West Wales network

New Community Rail Officer appointed for the South West Wales network

A new Community Rail Officer has been appointed by South West Wales Connected (SWWCo), a Community Rail Partnership set up to support the communities along the railway lines throughout Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.
Funding award gives green light to school cycling initiative

Funding award gives green light to school cycling initiative

An innovative cycle maintenance and safety awareness scheme led by pupils from Gowerton Comprehensive School has received a funding boost from the South West Wales Community Rail Partnership.
Rail partnership funding signals new opportunities for community organisations

Rail partnership funding signals new opportunities for community organisations

Sixteen community-based organisations across South West Wales are to receive a funding boost following successful applications to an initiative delivered by the South West Wales Community Rail Partnership.
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