ATW Business Class query

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by CKiltie, 29 Apr 2015.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CKiltie

    CKiltie Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    12 Mar 2011
    Hi Everyone.

    Last year in November I travelled on the Gerald train with a First Class Britrail pass and I am going to do the same in May. I noticed that it has been rebranded to Business Class now so was wondering if a First Class Britrail Pass would still be valid on this service. Also, do you think I should contact ATW and try and get a seat reserved, it was not a problem last time though but will be travelling on it, on the Thursday evening train from Cardiff Central and might not be as busy as travelling on a Friday for example.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks

    Craig
     
    Last edited: 29 Apr 2015
  2. yorkie

    yorkie Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    34,896
    Joined:
    6 Jun 2005
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Yes, this is still 1st class and your ticket is valid.

    Any competent staffed booking office can issue the reservations.

    Seat 1 is an 'individual' seat and us facing forwards in the direction of Holyhead.
     
  3. David57

    David57 Member

    Messages:
    123
    Joined:
    10 Apr 2013
    Used this train on Monday evening between Cardiff and Shrewsbury, with a 1st class ALR.
    I can't see why a Britrail pass wouldn't be accepted, and as for reservations, on the occasion I used the service, it wasn't that busy.
    The food was apsolutly superb, and is complementary for 1st class passengers.
    Enjoy!
     
  4. SickyNicky

    SickyNicky Verified Rep

    Messages:
    2,140
    Joined:
    8 Sep 2010
    Location:
    Ledbury
    I understand that they quite like people to reserve seats so they have an idea of how many meals they're likely to need to serve.
     
  5. CKiltie

    CKiltie Member

    Messages:
    26
    Joined:
    12 Mar 2011
    Thanks for replies,

    Always appreciated.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Thanks for reply, when I used it in November with a Britrail Pass, it was fine too but was just clarifying that nothing had changed since.

    Shrewsbury seems to be quite a popular going to destination on this train it seems as that is where I am going too. :)
     
  6. gray1404

    gray1404 Established Member

    Messages:
    2,860
    Joined:
    3 Mar 2014
    Location:
    Merseyside
    I would reserve a seat if I were you. I have used this service once and it was was very busy. All the other times 1st has been quiet.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page