The ATW track access application for changes to the timetable starting on the 17th of September 2012 is now available online.
The summary of the changes
Interesting but it does seem that the Llandudno - Manchesters will perform a quicker turn around at Llandudno by not doing a run to Llandudno Junction and back. Which will destroy the rather regular service you get on the coast at the moment.
The summary of the changes
Arriva Trains Wales will be operating the north-south Premier service in a new formation, Cl.67 + 4x Mk3 coaches + DVT. This formation allows the train to reverse at Chester and so be routed via Wrexham. The 0532 Holyhead-Cardiff will run via Wrexham and the 0511 Holyhead-Birmingham will run via Crewe. The path of the 0740 Crewe-Shrewsbury is taken by the 0532 Holyhead-Cardiff and is replaced by an 0638 departure from Crewe. An additional 0700 Shrewsbury-Wrexham General and an additional 0747 Wrexham General-Shrewsbury will run, allowing passengers from stations between Wrexham and Shrewsbury to connect at Shrewsbury into the 0532 Holyhead-Cardiff. In the evening, the 1615 Cardiff-Holyhead via Crewe is replaced by a 1621 Cardiff-Chester, also via Crewe. The 1821 Cardiff-Holyhead will be worked by the loco-hauled set but the routeing, via Wrexham, is unchanged. On the north Wales coast, several diagramming alterations have caused some changes to the service. The full list of changes is as follows: 0700 Addl Shrewsbury-Wrexham General 0747 Addl Wrexham General-Shrewsbury 1615 Cardiff-Holyhead via Crewe will now depart Cardiff at 1621 and terminate at Chester 0650 Manchester Piccadilly to Llandudno will now terminate at Llandudno Jn 0510 Cardiff Central-Holyhead will now be diverted to Llandudno 0750 Manchester Piccadilly-Llandudno will now be diverted to Bangor 0709 Birmingham International-Holyhead will now be diverted to Llandudno 0850 Manchester Piccadilly-Llandudno will now be diverted to Holyhead 1002 Addl Chester-Llandudno 1050 Manchester Piccadilly-Llandudno will now be diverted to Bangor 0751 Holyhead-Cardiff Central will now start from Llandudno at 0830 0845 Llandudno-Manchester Piccadilly will now start from Llandudno Jn at 0854 0908 Llandudno-Llandudno Jn is cancelled 0928 Llandudno Jn-Llandudno is cancelled 1008 Llandudno-Llandudno Jn is cancelled 1028 Llandudno Jn-Llandudno is cancelled 1308 Llandudno-Llandudno Jn is cancelled 1328 Llandudno Jn-Llandudno is cancelled 1033 Holyhead-Cardiff Central will now start from Bangor at 1102 1344 Llandudno-Manchester Piccadilly will now start from Bangor at 1331 These changes more suitably reflect customers' requirements and also make better use of Arriva