The Severn Beach Line (sample)

September 8th, 2021 by

Can you help improve the Severn Beach Line guide?

We’re making a new audio guide app for people travelling by rail, and we need your help! By giving us your honest feedback about our work-in-progress guide for the Severn Beach Line, out of Bristol.

You can listen to a sample of the content on your phone, using WhatsApp.

Sign up, and 3 short pieces of audio (a sample of the full trip, and just 2 mins each) will be sent to you for you to enjoy, just as if you were riding the train for real.

Afterwards we’d love to hear your ideas on how to make the script better for others, through a very short questionnaire.

(Please ignore the quality of our narration – it will be professionally re-recorded later!)

This is your chance to help make train travel more enjoyable for everyone!

(FYI we won’t sell/forward or use your phone number for any other purpose beyond the purposes of this test)

Cardiff to Merthyr Tydfil

October 14th, 2020 by

The Merthyr line is no humble commuter line. In this Window Seater guide, we’ll ride with you to explain how the River Taff shaped the valley which shaped the world.

The route tells a truly Welsh story – one of survival and courage in the face of exploitation and devastation. It tells a story of sound – of iron works and collieries, of the world’s first steam rail journey and railway service, of the Welsh National Anthem and Tom Jones himself, and of an ever flowing and changing river and the environment it supports.

Get yourself on board, make yourself comfortable (preferably by a window – both sides have merit), put on your mask if you haven’t already (this was recorded during the pandemic, after all), and we’ll notify you when there’s a story to tell.

For now, this Window Seater journey is just a trial, and is only offered in English. If you’d like to hear it in Welsh, or if you have any comments or feedback, please contact us.

Chester-Shrewsbury (through Wales)

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Although starting in England, this is an hour journey from Roman Chester running through the countryside, Wrexham retail centre, and Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales, and on to Shrewsbury.

Heart of Wales Line

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121-mile journey linking Shrewsbury and Swansea, a 150-year-old line crossing the Cynghordy and Knucklas viaducts, and passing through Welsh Marches.

Ffestiniog Railway, Porthmadog to Bleanau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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40 miles of scenic Wales around Snowdonia National Park, with two trains trips to take beginning from the historic centre of Porthmadog.

Borderlands Line

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27-mile railway connecting Bidston and Wrexham Central, across the countryside and crossing the River Dee, one of Wales’ great rivers.

Bittern Line

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Bishop Line

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Bentham Line

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Avocet Line

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