Five extra trains are to run through Mid Wales on Sundays as part of winter timetable changes announced by Transport for Wales TfW).

The operator is to increase the total number of Sunday services on the Cambrian Line, between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth, from 16 to 21.

There will be 10 trains running from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth, with 11 running in the opposite direction.

TfW will also be operating more trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli on Sundays.

Currently it only runs one service per day, in each direction, between the two towns. It is going to increase this to five in each direction, with the aim of giving travellers more options than ever before.

TfW has also allowed extra time for its Cambrian Line trains to stop off at the new station in Bow Street, near Aberystwyth, once work is completed there.

The new timetable changes will come into effect from Sunday, December 15 onwards

Customer experience director for TfW, Colin Lea, said: “We’ve committed to giving customers the service they deserve on a Sunday and are delighted to be able to make these improvements. Some lines which never had a Sunday service before, will now be connected, giving greater leisure and economic benefits to so many areas.

"A huge amount of hard work has gone into developing this timetable for our customers and while there have been challenges on the way, we are pleased to get this over the line. We’ve seen some fantastic collaboration with our partners in Network Rail in securing access for earlier and later services, by moving planned maintenance times and I’d like to thank all involved for their hard work.”