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Wrexham & Shropshire put on extra summer trains

 in Shrewsbury With school holidays now upon us, why not plan a fun day out or weekend away in London with family or friends?

Keeping everyone entertained during the summer holidays can sometimes be a challenge, but with countless summer activities just a train journey away, you won’t be stuck for ideas.

To cope with the expected increase in demand for services during the busy school holiday period, Wrexham & Shropshire is putting on two extra trains.  From now until 3 September, Shropshire passengers wanting to get to the Capital can now take advantage of the additional 09:07 Saturday morning service from Shrewsbury, arriving into London Marylebone just after midday – ideal for a spot of lunch. 

There’s also great news for those wanting to stay in London a bit later on a Friday during the summer:  the additional 20:03 train means more time for either a day out or after work socialising!  This special evening summer service arrives back in Shrewsbury at 23.13.

Jo Phillips, Marketing Executive at Wrexham & Shropshire, said: “It’s great to have this good news for our passengers as the summer holidays kick off.  Not only are we introducing some extra summer trains, but our website has loads of ideas for days out or mini-breaks to suit all budgets.  I’d advise people to get booking, though, as our tickets are always popular during the holidays."

Wrexham & Shropshire’s website – – is regularly updated with great ideas for days out or mini-breaks.  As well as free activities such as museums and parks, those travelling with Wrexham & Shropshire can take advantage of ‘2 for 1’ entry for attractions such as London Motor Museum, London Zoo or – for keen wizards - a tour of Harry Potter locations.

A return family train ticket, which covers up to two adults and two children (so great for friends too) from Shrewsbury to London Marylebone costs just £80.  Or for a special treat, why not book yourself an affordable luxury – a first class ticket with complimentary meal for just £120 return.

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